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 »
Large Print Brochures
At Golden Gate National Recreation Area we are working to offer all of our Brochures in Large Print. You can download our existing Large Print brochures here. We will also post updates on other Brochures being redesigned.
Muir Woods Large Print Brochure
Fort Point Large Print Brochure
Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour Large Print Brochure
Alcatraz Island Large Print Documents
The script of the Cell House Tour is available in Large Print. There is also a Large Print version of the Self Guide. You may request a copy of these documents at the Ranger Information Station which is located on the Alcatraz Island dock.
To request print versions of any Large Print Brochure listed above please contact the Accessibility Management Program.
Did You Know?
The Fort Mason’s Officer Club was built in 1877 as the commanding officers’ residence and up through 1943, has been the home of virtually every significant general officer in the western states including Irvin McDowell, Nelson Miles, Arthur MacArthur, Frederick Funston and John Dewitt.