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 »
Recovery Act Projects
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has been provided to thin fire-prone stands of vegetation at various locations in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. This series of projects is designed to enhance wildfire protection for neighboring communities and park structures.
Substantial work has been accomplished since November 2009. The following eucalyptus thinning projects in the Marin Headlands at Golden Gate National Recreation Area are in various stages of completion:
Work is also being planned for Upper Tamalpais Valley west of Erica Road, tentatively scheduled for summer 2010:
At all of these sites, smaller trees, 18 inches in diameter and less, are being targeted for removal to reduce hazardous fuel.
See an example of a past project before and after treatment.
GGNRA OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 23, 2010 - The Recovery Act Fuel Reduction Projects were featured at the park open house. An exhibit and a "People at Work" slide show were presented.
PROJECT TOUR MARCH 18, 2010 - A tour of the Marin Drive / Miwok Trail and Upper Tam Valley sites is scheduled for Thursday, March 18. Please call 415-464-5133 for details.
See also Recovery Act fuel reduction projects at Point Reyes National Seashore.
This web page will be updated as the projects progress. For more information, contact the Fire Education Office at 415-464-5133.
Did You Know?
Golden Gate National Recreation Area works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Presidio Trust in Volunteer Management. These creative partners have widened the scope of diversity and taken the program to a higher level.