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 »
Marin Equestrian Stables Plan
The Marin Equestrian Stables Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan/EA) outlines options for the future use of four Marin County stables located on Golden Gate National Recreation Area land in the Marin Headlands (Rodeo Valley), Tennessee Valley, and Muir Beach. The plan proposes actions to improve Best Management Practices and site planning, increase protection of natural resources, and preserve the cultural resources that abound at the stables.
The final Plan/EA was released in August 2013. Please click the document titles below to download them.
Did You Know?
Golden Gate National Recreation Area administers over 730 historic structures, including over 35 historic batteries. These historic buildings date from as early as pre-Civil War all the way through to the Cold War era.