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 »
San Francisco Parklands Image Gallery
San Francisco Parklands encompass the NPS-controlled areas scattered across the San Francisco peninsula and wrapping around the coast, outside the Presidio. In this gallery, explore images from Fort Funston (including Battery Davis and Nike missile site SF-59), Fort Miley (including the VA hospital, Point Lobos, and Battery Chester), Fort Mason and the Port of Embarkation (including Point San Jose), Lands End (including the Coast Guard life saving station), Ocean Beach, Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights, and the Cliff House.
Images within these albums may be used for any legitimate non-commercial public or press use with proper credit given to the National Park Service. If you have any questions or additional information on these images, please contact the Park Archives and Records Center's reference archivist at 415-561-2807 or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
The red dot on an adult gull’s lower mandible (beak) serves as a target for chicks to peck to inform their parent that they need feeding.