• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    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?

Red Power painted on an Alcatraz building.

In November of 1969 American Indians being relocated and terminated by the U.S. government occupied the then vacant island of Alcatraz. Their 18 month occupation would bring an end to the federal termination policy, saving the tribes.