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 »
Negotiated Rulemaking Background
In 2006, a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Dog Management was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, as part of the GGNRA planning process to determine how best to manage dog walking in the park. Committee members were selected to represent the diverse interests likely to be affected by a dog management plan. The Committee's charter was to develop consensus recommendations to the park about where it may be appropriate to allow dog walking in GGNRA managed lands.
The full Committee held five public meetings; a Technical Subcommittee held nine meetings. The final meeting of the full Committee was on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Summaries of each of the full Committee meetings, the summary report on the GGNRA negotiated rulemaking process and additional background information can be found at the NPS Park Planning website, Negotiated Rulemaking for Dog Management in GGNRA under the Document List link.
Did You Know?
Fort Mason's San Francisco Port of Embarkation played a critical role during World War II. During the 45 months of war, 1,647,174 passengers and 23,589,472 measured tons of supplies were shipped out to the Pacific from here.