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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Directions and Transporation

How do I get to the park?

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What park maps are available?

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Fees and Passes

Are there entrance fees?

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Want to learn a little context about a park site before your visit?

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

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How do I stay at a campsite?

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How can you bring your pets to the park?

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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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Our Partners

What organizations have programs in the park?

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How can I stay safe in the parks?


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 and animal species.

The park has many interesting sites to visit including Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, the Marin Headlands, and much more...


Last updated: October 8, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


United States Park Police Dispatch: Non-Emergency: 415-561-5505 Emergency: 415-561-5656

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