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 »
Volunteer Opportunities and Internships
There are Many Options for Volunteers
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, & the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy all partner with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to fill volunteer positions. Click here to visit the SCA website for current listings of opportunities for our parks.
For individual opportunities please click on the links listed below.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
Replacing an incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent or LED bulb saves 100 pounds of carbon and $20 a year.