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 »
Multimedia presentations including the following:
Golden Gate Climate Update - an audio podcast series of radio show-type interviews with top scientists, park staff and partners about climate change and National Parks.
Muir Beach/Redwood Creek Restoration Update - a 3:20 long video report from correspondent Sally Delta with an update on the nearly finished restoration project on the Redwood Creek Watershed and Muir Beach visitor amenities.
Muir Beach/Redwood Creek Restoration - audio segments providing information on this wetlands restoration project including FAQs and interviews with the project manager (produced by San Francisco Bay Joint Venture).
Design Volunteers in Parks Videos - a variety of video commercials for events in the park prepared by the Design Volunteers in Parks program, in which students from the Academy of Art University, Ex'pression College, and R/GA participate as National Park Service volunteers while creating this work as part of their schools' curriculum.
Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour - Take this audio tour to learn about historic Fort Baker; its natural setting, the military and other people who have lived here through the centuries, and the role the National Park Service and park partners now play in protecting the natural world and our country's heritage here.
Golden Gate Climate Change Tour - This multimedia tour shows how climate change may impact Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Each of eleven sites, indicated by map icons, focuses on specific threats through a combination of written summaries, photos, videos, GIS map layers you can turn on and off, and links to further information.
Did You Know?
Nearly half of the serpentinite found in North America is located in California, making it a natural choice for the state rock.