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 »
Nike Missile Site Accessibility
Accessible Portable Toilet
Tours adjusted to the varying needs of visitors
Some Tactile Exhibits
As you arrive at the Nike Missile Site there is usable parking available on your right. This area is paved and generally flat but, is it not striped. There is an accessible portable toilet available in front of the parking area.
Inside the Park:
All tours are guided by a park employee, docent or volunteer. These individuals will tailor the tours to the needs of the visitor. Click here to request an ASL interpreter. All of the buildings are generally accessible to visitors with mobility disabilities. Some portions of the buildings do not provide adequate turning space for visitors who use wheelchairs. There are two historic military trailers that are not accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs. These trailers are extremely compact; however, visitors are able to view inside from the entry doors. Some routes throughout the site contain cross slopes greater than 2.08% and changes in level. The route leading to the Generator Building has a running slope of 7.5%, proceed with caution. Some of the exhibits are tactile including a scale replica of the missile. There are accessible picnic tables near the Assembly Building and the Missile Launcher.
For more information about the Nike Missile Site click here. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions via email by clicking here or by calling the Pacific West Region Information Center at 415-332-1540. Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Did You Know?
After incubation lasting four weeks, a gull chick breaks out of its egg without assistance from its parents. At hatching, the chick is fully covered with down and is soon able to open its eyes and stand up to walk about the nest.