Fees & Passes
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), authorizes Recreation Fees to be charged within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Eighty percent of the money is retained in the park and makes possible important visitor service and resource protection projects. Without you, the visitor, these improvements would not be possible. All FLREA passes are issued and accepted at Muir Woods National Monument. Please note, these passes do not apply at Alcatraz Island, which does not charge an entrance fee. The cost of the ferry ticket is not an entrance fee—there is no charge to visit the grounds of Alcatraz Island.
Reserving Tickets for Alcatraz Island
Ferries provide transportation to both Alcatraz Island. One ferry ticket provides access to the island. Alcatraz Cruises is the official ferry service provider. Purchasing tickets through vendors other than Alcatraz Cruises may result in unnecessary additional charges. All private vessels are prohibited from docking on the island.
Prices vary with tour package.
Muir Woods National Monument
** This pass is good for 12 months. It admits the pass holder and three guests into Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, CA.
Presidio of San Francisco
Other Golden Gate National Recreation Area Sites
Some outdoor activities require a special use permit. These activities include getting married in the park, having a picnic with more than 50 people, commercial filming and photography, and athletic contests such as triathlons. To find out more, visit our special use permit page.
National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands PassesThese passes provide free access to national parks and national wildlife refuges that charge entrance fees. A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
Learn more about the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series.
Last updated: November 10, 2016