• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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    Every year people drown in the surf off Northern California beaches - don't let it be you! Be extra alert on park beaches during the winter storm season. Do not turn your back on the shoreline and watch for extra powerful “sneaker” waves.

36 CFR §4.10: Travel on Park Roads & Routes

(a) Park roads, open for travel by motor vehicle are those indicated below, and/or as indicated in the following publication or document:

Park maps and brochures can be found on www.nps.gov/goga.

(b) The following routes and/or areas, designated pursuant to special regulations, are open for off-road vehicle travel under the terms and conditions noted:

Electric powered mobility assistance devices (e.g. electric scooters, wheelchairs, Segway devices) for the purpose of transporting persons with disabilities are permitted on park roadways and walkways.

The use of Segways and motorized scooters as a mobility assistive device, as outlined above, must also adhere to the following:

  • No person under 16 years of age may operate Segways, without adult supervision
  • A person shall operate any mobility assistive device in a safe and responsible manner; maximum speed will not exceed more than 12 miles per hour, so as not to endanger one's self or other park visitors.
  • A person riding any mobility assistive device on a sidewalk, while crossing a roadway in a crosswalk, entering or exiting an elevator, boarding a vessel, or on any other surface shall have all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under CA VC § 467, except that the mobility assistive device operator must always yield to other pedestrians. Vessel boarding's are the only exception - users on any mobility assistive device will board first, be allowed time to park and secure such device and be the last to exit.

Did You Know?

Lithograph of Ohlone headdresses by Louis Choris, 1822.

Historical archaeologists often turn to ethnographic artwork to learn more about material culture.