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 »
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Park Adventures Ends in Print, More Adventures Begin Online
By Michele Gee, Chief of Interpretation and Education, Golden Gate National Parks
STANDING AMONG THE HISTORIC BATTERIES and forts that overlook the Golden Gate, it can feel like time is standing still. You might feel that not much has changed in the parks' 40 year history-after all, their beauty remains unmatched and undiminished. Then the cell phone of the person next to you goes off, blaring a Justin Bieber song. Another person is taking a photo with her smartphone and updating her Facebook status. No, time has not stood still.
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Did You Know?
In the spring of 2003, at least one pair of coyotes was seen repeatedly in the Presidio of San Francisco.