Temporary facilities closure advisory

Update for May 18: Multiple Public Health Authorities’ Advisories and Orders issued by the Marin County Health Department, San Francisco City and County Health Department, and San Mateo County Health Department continue to limit vehicle travel to Essential Travel, and access to NPS sites in these counties is via pedestrian, bicycle, and non-motorized means only, until further notice.

We ask the public to please recreate safely and responsibly. Visitors should read their local health orders and review the appropriate health order for the county they intend to visit (if different) before planning to come to park.


In response to multiple Public Health Authorities’ Advisories and Orders issued by the Marin County Health Department, San Francisco City and County Health Department, and San Mateo County Health these site closures (modifications to park operations) are in effect as of April 1, 2020 and continued until further notice.

The park will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. Park rangers remain on duty protecting the parks and normal rules and regulations continue to apply. To protect NPS and contractor employees very limited trash and restroom services exist. The NPS urges visitors to continue to practice social distancing and Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe.

You can follow the park's advisory Twitter account @GGNRANPSAlerts for the latest updates.

In order to comply with local and state health authorities, the following sites, services and operations will be closed until further notice:

*Note: As we start reopening sites, they will be listed below in green.

Marin County:

  • All picnic areas

  • Muir Woods National Monument – entire park and parking are closed. Cancel your reservations at: https://gomuirwoods.com/muir/CancellationsAndRefunds

  • Marin Headlands Visitor Center

  • Kirby Cove and Bicentennial campgrounds
  • Nike Missile Site
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse

  • Stinson Beach parking

  • Muir Beach Overlook parking

  • Muir Beach parking

  • Rodeo Beach parking

  • Conzelman and McCullough roads and Golden Gate Bridge overlook parking corridors in the Marin Headlands

  • Northwest Commuter - Dillingham lot Closed to the Public, Service vehicles only

  • Tennessee Valley parking

  • Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove parking areas (except for residents and essential NPS and partner employees)

San Francisco County:

  • All picnic areas
  • Alcatraz Island - Cancel your reservations at: https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/account/
  • Presidio Visitor Center

  • Fort Point National Historic Site

  • Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

  • Lands End Lookout
  • Ocean Beach fire pits. (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)
  • OPEN - Baker Beach parking access restored
  • OPEN - China Beach parking access restored
  • West Bluff parking

  • Crissy Field - East Beach parking

  • Long Avenue parking

  • Battery East parking

  • Langdon Court parking

  • Navy Memorial parking

  • Merrie Way parking

  • Sloat Boulevard parking at Ocean Beach

  • Fort Funston parking

  • Upper Fort Mason parking areas (except for residents and essential employees)

  • Sutro Height parking

San Mateo County:

  • No vehicle parking in community areas

All other outdoor spaces and trails at Golden Gate National Recreation Area not listed above remain accessible to the public and open for use.

The NPS asks visitors to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees.

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The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Your "Virtual" Golden Gate webpage and the park multimedia website, and those of our partners, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and The Presidio Trust, or virtually visit other national park sites via webcams. Explore more national park resources on-line at: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm.

Last updated: May 30, 2020

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