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Plan and enrich your visit to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate National Recreation Area with the official, free National Park Service app. Digitally explore all 81,000 acres of parklands—by map or by topic of interest. Discover the natural and cultural stories in context with their locations. Find the information you need about the visitor's center, events, amenities, and more throughout Alcatraz.

Features

Discover park stories by exploring collections right on the home screen. Quickly delve into a topic or site that interests you, from the major resources of the park to going on an enriched self-guided walking tour. Alternatively, you can explore Alcatraz via the interactive map, or even search for a site you've heard about.

Interactive Map

See where you are located within the park, find what is nearby; and show specific service locations on this enhanced map. It's a great way to found where things are in the park, or what is near you. If you've downloaded the app content ahead of your visit, the map will continue to work for you without an internet connection!

Park Tours

What is there to see? Self-guided tours take you to interesting places in the park. Discover popular destinations as well as places off the beaten track. It’s like having a ranger by your side to guide your trip, giving you suggestions for places to go, directions to get there, and things to do once you arrive.

Share Your Visit

Tell your friends and family about the fun things you did by creating and sharing virtual postcards with scenes from the park.

Calendar and Alerts

Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening on Alcatraz, including ranger programs and trail closures (requires internet connection to receive the initial data and for any updates).

Accessibility

The app provides alternative text for images, and audio description for many places and exhibits within the park. The app also provides information about physically accessible places and points of interest within park.

Using the App

Cellular service is limited within many areas of the park. In order to make use of the app throughout Alcatraz, follow these simple steps prior to your arrival:

  1. Download the app.

  2. Search "Alctarz Island"
  3. Below Alerts banner, click the toggle next to: "Save this park for offline use"

By doing this, most of the app content will be available for use in the park. Even without cellular service, the app will be able to share your location on the map and bring up all site content.

 

Download

Search “National Park Service” in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

 
Four screenshots of the NPS iOS App

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National Park Service iOS App

Four screenshots of the NPS Android App

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National Park Service Android App

Last updated: April 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
B201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone:

(415) 561-4900

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