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 »
Your Dollars At Work
Steve Turpie - NPS
The National Park Service collects Recreation Fees under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). Recreation Fees provide a vital source of revenue for improving facilities and services for park visitors.
Steve Griswold - NPS
Eighty percent of Recreation Fees improve the parks in which they are collected and the remaining twenty percent is distributed systemwide. Your dollars will rehabilitate trails, stabilize historic buildings on Alcatraz Island, construct new restrooms, restore native plants, replace dilapadated information kiosks, improve accessibility, provide park brochures, upgrade park roads, and the list continues to grow.
Did You Know?
Western gulls express themselves with at least twelve different vocalizations which may indicate agitation, identification, alarm and willingness to feed chicks or mate.