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Independence Day Traffic Advisory and Public Safety Notice

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News Release Date: June 27, 2019

Contact: GGNRA Public Affairs, 415-561-4732

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- On Thursday, July 4, parking will be extremely limited in areas managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Public transit, bicycle, taxi, or ride-share services are recommended to avoid traffic congestion. To plan for public transportation and receive same-day traffic information, call 5-1-1 or visit 

Fourth of July activities will bring heavy traffic in and around the waterfront areas of GGNRA, the Presidio of San Francisco, and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Congested areas will include Crissy Field, Fort Point National Historic Site, Aquatic Park, Baker Beach, and Lands End in San Francisco.

In Marin County, at bridge overlooks on Conzelman Road and at the Fort Baker area traffic will be heavy and parking extremely limited.

There will be detours and road sign changes due to a scheduled traffic plan in the Marin Headlands. The Baker-Barry Tunnel will be one-way westbound to vehicle traffic on Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7 to reduce heavy summer traffic in the Marin Headlands. 

Fort Point National Historic Site parking will be limited to vehicles with a valid ADA state placard or license plate and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking at upper Fort Mason is limited to residents and employees of Fort Mason. Cars without parking permit tags issued by GGNRA will be subject to citation.

Your safety is our priority. Please remember; if you see something, say something. 

Call the US Park Police dispatch at 415-561-5505 if you see any suspicious activity, an unattended package, or need assistance. To receive July 4 text alerts, advisories, and traffic information text SFJULY4 to 888777.

Last updated: June 27, 2019

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