Plan Your Visit

 

Welcome to Golden Gate National Recreation Area!


Plan on spending at least a few hours in the park, exploring the scenic drives or particular points of interest. If time permits, you could take a longer hike, participate in a Junior Ranger program, recreate in one of our picturesque sites or consider attending a ranger-led program to learn more about these special places. Guided walks and tours occur at various locations.

Pre-trip planning is important. Most of the basic information you will need is available on this website. Below are a few quick-links to some of the more often sought information.

 
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Camping and Permits

How do I stay at a campsite or host an special event, festival, film, etc.?

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Directions and Transporation

How do I get to the park?

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Maps

What park maps are available?

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Fees and Passes

Are there entrance fees?

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Brochures

Want to learn about the park before your visit?

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Calendar

What upcoming events, programs, and fee free days can I attend?

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Our Partners

What organizations have programs in the park?

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Pets

How can you bring your pets to the park?

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Accessibility

How can I plan around my accessibility needs?

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Operating Hours and Season

When are visitor facilities open?

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Eat and Sleep

Where can I eat or sleep in the park?

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Safety

Is it safe to swim at Ocean Beach?

 

Chronicling Over 200 Years Of History...


From Native American culture, Spanish Empire frontier, California Gold Rush, evolution of American coastal fortifications, and growth of urban San Francisco; comprising of 19 separate ecosystems and home to over 1,200 plants / Animal Species.

You can learn more about the history and ecosystems at Golden Gate National Recreation Area's multiple sites, which includes, Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, the Marin Headlands, and much more...

 

Last updated: October 10, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

Phone:

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

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