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 »
There are two luxury hotels, two youth hostels and four campgrounds in the park. Because Golden Gate is surrounded by residential and commercial areas, there are numerous other lodging possibilities close to the park, ranging from budget motels to 5-star hotels.
Cavallo Point Lodge is located in Fort Baker, Sausalito. Set in an idyllic location on the San Francisco Bay at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point offers unique historic and contemporary lodging options. This elegant and environmentally sustainable hotel includes conference facilities, restaurant, and spa.
To learn more about campgrounds in the park, call the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at (415) 331-1540 or visit our Camping Page.
The San Francisco Convention and Visitor Bureau has information about lodging surrounding the park in the San Francisco area. Contact the bureau at 415-391-2000
Did You Know?
GGNRA owns two of these rare, wood-frame shacks, built in 1906 to shelter survivors of the famous San Francisco earthquake. Now located at the Presidio, these shacks once comprised 24 city blocks and at peak occupancy, housed a total of 16,448 refugees.