Fees & Reservations

Entrance Fees

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), authorizes Recreation Fees to be charged within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Eighty percent of the money is retained in the park and makes possible important visitor service and resource protection projects. Without you, the visitor, these improvements would not be possible.

Alcatraz Island

Prices vary with tour package. For more information call (415) 981-ROCK [415.981.7625] or go to www.alcatrazcruises.com. Please note, the America the Beautiful Pass does not cover boat fare to Alcatraz.

Kirby Cove

  • Campground - $25/Night; Picnic Area - $35/Day
  • To make a reservation for Kirby Cove go to: www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777
  • Contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center (415) 331-1540 between 9:30AM-4:30PM, 7 days/week, if you have questions or wish to make a reservation at other GGNRA campgrounds.

Muir Woods National Monument

  • $7.00 Adult (16 years of age and older)*
  • Free Children (15 years of age and under)
  • $20.00 Muir Woods Annual Pass**

** This pass is good for 12 months. It admits the pass holder and all accompanying passengers in a private vehicle to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, CA.

Other Golden Gate National Recreation Area Sites



Special Park Uses

Some outdoor activities require a special use permit. These activities include getting married in the park, having a picnic with more than 50 people, commercial filming and photography, and athletic contests such as triathlons. To find out more, visit our special use permit page.

America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.

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