Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Fort Baker Plan
The National Park Service is planning the future of the Fort Baker with the help of private, public and non-profit organizations. The non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will develop and manage The Institute at the Golden Gate, which will focus on current critical environmental issues. The Fort Baker Retreat Group, LLC, a private firm, will manage and operate a conference and retreat center called Cavallo Point, The Lodge at the Golden Gate. Fort Baker's three existing tenants, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Travis AFB Sailing Center, and the United States Coast Guard will continue their programs at the site.
A Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) were issued for the Fort Baker Plan in 1999-2000. Following the ROD, the NPS and City of Sausalito came to an agreement to limit the size of the retreat center. Following this agreement, the NPS consulted with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to approve a consistency determination for a revised project that limited the number of rooms for the retreat and conference center to 225. BCDC then issued a Conditional Consistency Determination (CD) for the project. The FEIS, ROD and BCDC CD comprise the environmental analysis for the project. The FEIS, ROD and BCDC CD comprise the environmental analysis for the project.
Did You Know?
The GGNRA museum collection, one of the larger and more diverse museum collections in the National Park Service system, contains historic documents, photographs, natural history specimens, archeological artifacts, fine and decorative art objects, furniture, vehicles, uniforms and historic firearms.