• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Alcatraz Island Historic Preservation and Safety Construction Project

Alcatraz Island at sunset centered between sky and water

The NPS completed the environmental impact analysis for Alcatraz Island Historic Preservation and Safety Construction Program in 2002. The purpose of the proposed project is to protect the public health and safety of the more 1 million people who visit Alcatraz each year, preserve the National Historic Landmark District, and to implement the needed repairs in a manner that minimizes impacts to biological resources. The project is being completed in phases.

Phase One includes:
• Dock Repair (completed)
• Building 64 Balconies Repair (completed)
• Cellhouse Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade (completed)
• Sallyport Structural Repair and Seismic Upgrade

Subsequent Phases:
• Water Tower Rehabilitation Slope
• Stabilization New Industries Building
• Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade
• Building 64 (Seismic Upgrade)
• Quartermaster Building Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade
• Fuel Line Remediation

Click here for to view the environmental impact statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD).

Did You Know?

Fort Baker hospital building

During the early 20th century, the army relied on standardized architectural plans to construct different types of buildings. That is why Fort Baker Building 533 and the Fort Mason GGNRA headquarters’ building look so similar: they were both constructed in 1902 as hospitals.