Winter Surf Warning
Every year people drown in the surf off Northern California beaches - don't let it be you! Be extra alert on park beaches during the winter storm season. Do not turn your back on the shoreline and watch for extra powerful “sneaker” waves.
GGNRA General Management Plan
The NPS is working on an update to the General Management Plan (GMP) for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument and needs your help in imagining the future of these two parks.
We encourage your participation to help create the vision and framework that will guide the management of the park for the next 20 years. It's been more than 30 years since the original GMP was put in place. Since then, the park has more than doubled in size and visitation, the ecological and historical importance of its resources has become better understood, and several properties have been added to the park in San Mateo County. Now it's time to look forward again - to see how we can best preserve the natural vitality and unique cultural history of our park lands and continue to make them great places for all of us to visit and enjoy.
The park will complete an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new GMP. You can follow the progress of the GMP by signing up for email updates or reviewing project documents online, when available.
to this region’s greatness. On any given
day, it’s possible to stroll through the
majestic redwood trees of Muir Woods,
find respite from a busy urban area,
experience and learn about military
history, hike the coastal trail at Mori
Point, immerse yourself in history at
Alcatraz Island, or spot a red-tailed
hawk soaring in the Marin Headlands.
Did You Know?
Immediately after the San Francisco earthquake, on April 18, 1906, General Frederick Funston coordinated much of the emergency rescue and relief efforts directly out of his residence at Fort Mason.