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

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Golden Gate National Recreation Area!

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the world's largest urban national parks that hugs the California coastline for nearly 60 miles around the San Francisco Bay Area. For our neighbors, the national park is a place where you can run, windsurf, walk your dog, and expose your kids to the area's nature and history. The parks' unparalleled recreational opportunities, stunning natural beauty, and riveting stories also attract over 17 million visitors annually from across the country and around the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Fort Baker barrack building

Golden Gate National Recreation Area administers over 730 historic structures, including over 35 historic batteries. These historic buildings date from as early as pre-Civil War all the way through to the Cold War era.