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 »
Fort Mason Accessibility
Sections of the Historic Walk are Accessible
To download a copy of the Historic Walk Brochure click here. Stops 1, 3, 7, 8, and 9 are located on accessible routes. Stops 2, 4, 5, and 6 are usable.
The entry points at Bay and Franklin, Bay and Laguna, and Bay and Octavia are accessible to pedestrians. If you are arriving in a vehicle there are accessible parking spaces scattered throughout Fort Mason. The parking lot in front of Building 201 contains an accessible space and a designated accessible space. The designated accessible space located at the rear of Building 201 provides access to the accessible ramp. There is an accessible parking space located adjacent to the Chapel. There are accessible spaces located in front of the Officers Club. There is an accessible parking stall located in front of the Hostel as well. In the Southwest parking lot located behind Building 101 there are accessible stalls that serve Building 102 and the Great Meadow. In addition, there are accessible stalls located in other areas of Fort Mason as well.
Inside the Park:
The pathways surrounding the Great Meadow are accessible. For accessible entry into the Great Meadow enter from the intersections of Bay and Franklin, Bay and Octavia, Bay and Laguna, or from McArthur St within Fort Mason. There is an accessible restroom and accessible benches located within the Great Meadow.
We hope that you have enjoyed your experience at Fort Mason. For more information pertaining to Fort Mason click here. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions by calling 415-561-4700 or email us by clicking here. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Did You Know?
The endangered mission blue butterfly inhabits from the Milagra Ridge in Pacifica, to portions of the Marin Headlands. This small butterfly is an important component of area grasslands. Its host plant is silver-leaf lupine, and it is only in its mature flight stage for three weeks? More...