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 »
Rancho Corral de Tierra
Rancho Corral de Tierra (Rancho) is the newest addition to Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
At nearly 4,000 acres, Rancho is one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the San Mateo peninsula. Once planned for development, this land is now protected as part of our nation's natural legacy.
As the National Park Service assumes management at Rancho, we will be working with the community, California State Parks, and San Mateo County Parks to improve trails, trailheads, and trail connections.
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Local authorities may respond more quickly than park rangers. NPS Park Rangers will still respond for reporting medical or law enforcement issues.
For non-emergencies and to file a report with NPS Law Enforcement call (415) 561-5505.
For more information on volunteering with the National Park Service, visit us at: Volunteer at Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Did You Know?
The building now known as the Crissy Field Center originally opened for business in 1939 as a commissary?