• 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.

References

There are a variety of documents that guide management of the GGNRA. Many documents, like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are legal requirements. Others, like the park's General Management Plan and Superintendent's Compendium, are formal documents that create a "contract" between the GGNRA and the public and are specific to the park. Director's and Superintendent Orders direct how how all NPS units will operate.

The below information will help give you an idea of how the park operates and fulfills its mission.

Did You Know?

Tectonic decal of San Andreas Lake

The tectonic forces that formed San Andreas Lake, in San Mateo County, are similar to those that formed Loch Ness in Scotland, the home of "Nessie," the rumored Loch Ness monster.