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Prevent Auto Smash-and-Grabs

Larceny from autos is on the rise in the Bay Area. Leave valuables at home or in your hotel room before sightseeing at GGNRA.

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Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass

Learn how to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass and find out about price changes that occurred on Aug. 28, 2017

GGNRA is a No Drone Zone

Unmanned aircraft systems are not permitted at national parks.

Park visitor using wheelchair accessible trail at Land's End

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available in Golden Gate NRA


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that gives you the right to access any Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service (NPS), or Department of the Interior (DOI) records unless DOI reasonably foresees that the release of the information in those records would harm an interest protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) or release is prohibited by law.

Click here for more information about FOIA.

View of Rancho Corral de Tierra from the Corral Reef Trail.

Rancho Corral de Tierra

The National Park Service is developing an Interim Trail Plan for Rancho Corral de Tierra (Rancho) in San Mateo County. This project will establish the official trail plan for Rancho until a Long-range Trail Master Plan is completed in the next three to five years. The Interim Plan will confirm uses including hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding, for the designated network of existing trails. The plan does not address or regulate dog walking activities and defers to the Dog Management Plan.

A complete description of the proposed plan and map can be found at under the document list.

Muir Beach restoration project

Muir Beach Restoration Project is now complete!

The Muir Beach restoration is a landscape-level coastal restoration project designed to bring back natural function to the creek, freshwater wetlands, intermittent tidal lagoon and dunes over a 46-acre site at the mouth of one of the iconic watersheds in the Bay Area. The project enhanced visitor amenities at the parking lot and picnic area, created interpretive opportunities such as waysides and self-guided hikes, as well as improving regional trail links.

Firearms In National Parks

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

Visit our Laws and Policies section for additional information.


Information regarding Segway use in the park.


Coyote Alert—Marin Headlands

Recently, coyotes have been observed frequenting roadsides and pullouts, and even approaching cars in the Marin Headlands at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This behavior is consistent with coyotes that are being fed.

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Climate Change

"Earth's climate is changing, with global temperature now rising at a rate unprecedented in the experience of modern human society."

-Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, 2004

Last updated: March 28, 2018

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