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

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Permit Application Forms

Application Forms



As of May 1, 2008, the permit office can no longer accept checks, cashier's checks or money orders. Payment must be made by credit card. If you do not have a credit card, please contact the permit office before turning in your application. Thank you.

Final payment cost will be determined after we receive your permit application. Application fees are due before your event is reserved on our calendar.


All filming and larger events require a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of one million dollars.

The three parties which must be named as additionally insured are:

  • United States Government
  • National Park Service
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

And the form should include this address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Office of Special Park Uses
Building 204, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123

Forms may be faxed to the Office of Special Park Uses at 415-561-4305.

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The Cliff House

Adolph Sutro built this Cliff House in 1909 to provide San Franciscians with a relaxing place to recreate. More...