Golden Gate National Recreation Area produces and distributes over 350,000 publications every year. These publications include site bulletins that interpret the history and nature of many of our park sites, brochures that provide additional topical information, and maps of different park areas. If you need any further information feel free to contact us. Self-Guided Tours are also available.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Marin County Publications
Point Bonita Lighthouse
Muir Beach (Updated August 2014)
Learn about Fort Baker, the last military site in the San Francisco Bay Area that was transferred to Golden Gate National Parks. Find out its early history and what you can see during your visit.
Click here to download a zipped file of the audio described Fort Point Brochure onto your computer; once it has downloaded, extract the files in your file browser.
San Francisco County Publications
Cliff House & Sutro Baths (Updated December 2007)
Explore the history of the famous San Francisco landmarks, the Cliff House and Sutro Baths. Learn the history of this seaside retreat brought by Adolph Sutro.
The Natural Presidio (Updated September 2011)
Click here to download a zipped file of the audio described Natural Presidio Brochure onto your computer; once it has downloaded, extract the files in your file browser.
The Lights of Fort Point
San Mateo County Publications
Explore Milagra Ridge, one of the last wildlife refuge areas located in San Mateo County and take in breathtaking coastal views of the Pacific.
Sweeney Ridge (Updated December 2016)
Learn about the discovery of the San Francisco by the Portola expedition in 1796. A map of the Sweeney Ridge area will help guide you to the same location in San Mateo County.
Information about one of the newest additions to the GGNRA. Learn the history of Mori Point, located near Pacifica, California.
History + Culture Publications
This brochures is about the story of the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco during the 1860s. These African-American were also the first National Park Service rangers for Yosemite National Park.
This brochure describes the Buffalo Soldiers' route through California and three National Parks: The Presidio of San Francisco, Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon.
This brochure tells two poignant and sadly ironic home front stories of World War II. Within a half mile on the Presidio, the army ordered the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry, even while training Japanese American soldiers at a secret military language school.
Download a zipped file of the audio described Under Three Flags Brochure onto your computer.
The 1915 World's Fair
1906 Earthquake: The U. S. Army's Role
Natural Resources Publications
Frequent Flyers (Updated September 2011)
As one of the greatest diversity of birds of any urban park in the world, with over 200 species identified on the Presidio.
Wildflowers of Golden Gate
Protecting the Snowy Plover
This brochure illustrates 24 of the many insects on the Presidio and discusses how they are tied to their plant hosts.
Last updated: September 26, 2023