Experience a park so rich it supports 19 distinct ecosystems with over 2,000 plant and animal species. Go for a hike, enjoy a vista, have a picnic or learn about the centuries of overlapping history from California’s indigenous cultures, Spanish colonialism, the Mexican Republic, US military expansion and the growth of San Francisco. All of this and more awaits you, so get out and find your park.
Parks For The People
Things To Do
Whether its a full days trip, or you only have two hours or less to spend in the park: here are some great activities to try!
A New Way to Plan Your Muir Woods Visit
To improve your experience and better protect the park, the National Park Service is launching a parking and shuttle reservation system.
A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
A highly diverse complex of terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments.
International Site of Conscience
At GGNRA visitors can engage in a history and culture as varied and diverse as they are.
No Burn Season
No beach fires at Ocean Beach, from November 1 through February 28.
75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
The Presidio memorializes this dark moment in history, with a year-long exhibition: Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese
New Storywalk: Where's Rodney?
Family-Friendly Activity to Explore a Park and Read at the Same Time While Learning About the Importance of Nature for Children
Most Dog-Friendly National Park
Learn more about where you can enjoy the park with your furry friends.
Special Use Permits
How to get permits for picnics, beach fires, weddings, filming & other special events
Info for Visitors with Disabilities
Find out what accessibility resources are available in Golden Gate NRA
Last updated: April 4, 2018