• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Assistive Listening Program

The park has been working on improving park programs for visitors who are hard of hearing. We have been working with contractors, park staff, and visitors to ensure that visitors who are hard of hearing have the opportunity to effectively participate in Ranger and Docent led tours. We are in the process of implementing Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) throughout our parks. More information is provided below.


Alcatraz Assistive Listening Program

This program begins at the ticket booth when you pick up your tickets and check in with the staff. You can be outfitted with a receiver at the booth and ask question regarding its use.

The Pier 33 announcement, boat announcements, Alcatraz dock announcement, and the intro video "Stories From The Rock" are all on channel 3. But you will have to change the tactile knob to other channels for docent led tours and other programs throughout the park.


Muir Woods Assistive Listening Program

The Muir Woods Assistive Listening Program is currently available at the visitor center at Muir Woods.

If you are planning on taking a docent lead tour and require assistive listening, please ask a Ranger or Parks Conservancy docent at the visitor center to provide you with a receiver.


Fort Point Assistive Listening Program

Assistive Listening Devices are available at Fort Point. Please ask a Ranger for assistance. The devices are available for all Ranger Led Tours, the videos shown in the theater and the Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit.


Marin Headlands Assistive Listening Program

Assitive Listening Devices are available for all Ranger Led Tours offered within Marin Headlands. Please visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center or ask a Park Ranger for more information.

Did You Know?

Artist's conception of the Portola expedition's first sighting of the San Francisco Bay from Sweeney Ridge in 1769.

Sweeney Ridge holds the site where the Spanish became the first Europeans to discover the San Francisco bay.