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History & Culture

Explore the people who helped make history at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, by exploring the people, the places, or the stories. People like Adolf Sutro, John Muir, or Ohlones and Coast Miwok. Places like the San Francisco Bay Discover Site, Muir Woods, or Alcatraz. Stories like the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Alcatraz Occupation or the Buffalo Soldiers in the park.



Find out more about the flora and fauna commonly found in GGNRA. Learn about habitat restoration and management, natural resources inventories and long-term monitoring, climate change, the unique nature and science found in the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks, and how to keep our wildlife wild.

Learn about the "Parks as Classrooms Program," a K-12 program that actively engages students in inquiry learning about and caring for national parks and their own communities. The park also offers on-line learning tools and programs at the Crissy Field Center Urban Center for Environmental Education.

Kids & Youth

Learn about the Junior Ranger program, explore park programs for Teens like the Ranger Cadet and the Junior Lifeguard programs and play online games like Nature Detectives!


Learn about the park mission, link to key management documents, and see a list of park divisions.


Sign-up for the Golden Gate National Parks E-venture Newsletter, read new releases, obtain press kits and contact Public Affairs.


Photos & Multimedia

Browse through our tremendous collection of photos, listen and watch our audio and video presentations (such as podcasts on climate change or watershed restoration) or view our Ocean Beach web cam.


Visit the Park Conservancy website –learn how they support the park and shop at their bookstore.


NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. To check out what's happening in parks you can search all experiences to find an opportunity that matches your interests.. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.

Last updated: December 5, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700
Pacific West Region Information Center (415) 561-4700 Special Event & Commercial Film Permits (415) 561-4300

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