Parks For The People

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.

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Plan Like A Park Ranger

The National Park Service wants you to plan like a park ranger. Have the best trip you can with these TOP 10 tips from our rangers.

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The Big Lockup Exhibit: Now Open

More than 2.3 million people are behind bars in the United States. Learn more about the new exhibition open now, on Alcatraz Island.

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A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

A highly diverse complex of terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments.

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International Site of Conscience

At Golden Gate visitors can engage in a history and culture as varied and diverse as they are.

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Find Your "Virtual" Golden Gate

Find ways to connect with GGNRA from a distance through digital opportunities and activities to do in your home or neighborhood.

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New NPS App!

Access Golden Gate from the palm of your hand. Download and experience all 420+ National Parks.

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Most Dog-Friendly National Park

Learn more about where you can enjoy the park with your furry friends.

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Visitor Accessibility

Find out what accessibility resources are available in GGNRA

Last updated: July 28, 2022

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco , CA 94123-0022


415 561-4700

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