Explore the Mysteries of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the history making 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

Sunset over Crissy lagoon with the Golden Gate Bridge behind.

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Two new Junior Rangers in clown makeup and wigs pose with rangers for a selfie.

Learn About the Centennial Celebration

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial at Golden Gate

Park visitor using wheelchair accessible trail at Land's End

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available in GGNRA

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
B201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone:

(415) 561-4900
To purchase tickets call 415-981-7625

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