• 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.

Social Media

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is experimenting with new ways to bring the park experience to visitors. Stay connected to our park by following us on our social media pages. (Word of warning, you may quickly find yourself planning your next vacation). Follow us on our social media pages:


Alcatraz Island

Twitter: @AlcatrazIsland
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Alcatraz

Fort Point National Historic Site

Twitter: @FortPointNPS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FortPoint

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoldenGateNPS


  • @GoldenGateNPS for general park info, advisories, press releases, traffic conditions...
  • @RangerBenyBison for ranger programs, volunteer events, volunteer opportunities, special park events, kid-friendly events, and family oriented events.
  • @BeachRescue for ocean and beach ecology, beach cleanup info, coastal cleanup days, and registering for individual and group beach cleanups in the park.
  • @ProjectHeadland for info on the Marin Headlands and Fort Baker Transportation Infrastructure and Management Plan and proposed improvements to 11 miles of historic roads in the Marin Headlands and Fort Baker.



Tumblr: www.golden-gate-national-parks.tumblr.com

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/goganra

Instagram: www.instagram.com/goldengatenationalparks


Muir Woods National Monument

Twitter: @MuirWoodsNPS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/muirwoodsnps

Did You Know?

Serpentinite with asbestos veins

Nearly half of the serpentinite found in North America is located in California, making it a natural choice for the state rock.