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 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.
Two tour routes are available.
1) A three-mile moderate walking tour with 18 stops that will take about 3 hours to complete.
2) A 3/4-mile accessible tour route around the Fort Baker parade ground with 10 stops that will take about 1 hour to complete, plus five additional stops that can be listened to from your car.
Tour maps and guides are available on site at the Bay Area Discovery Museum front desk, the Cavallo Point Lodge reception desk (Bldg. 601), and the Marin Headlands Visitor Center or you can download them below.
When you get to Fort Baker, follow the guide and look for the small signs indicating a stop. Then call 415-375-8281 and enter the tour stop number and then # (pound sign) to hear 1 to 2 minute audio segments. The tour is free, but your cell phone carrier will charge their usual rate for minutes used in the 415 area code.
You may also call into the tour from home or any location and visit the stops in any order.
If you want to listen to the tours on your personal mp3 player, you can download the mp3 audio files as well as .pdf and .doc text versions of the audio files from the links below.
Did You Know?
The Great Blue Herons that frequent Crissy Field will make a meal of gophers as well as fish from the marsh?