Park Operations Due to COVID-19

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Park Operations

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Outdoor spaces and trails at Golden Gate National Recreation Area not listed below remain accessible to the public and open for use. Sites listed below are temporarily closed in compliance with local public health orders.

The status of park sites and facilities will be changed with updates to guidance from state and local public health authorities. Depending on which area of the park they visit, individuals should follow guidelines established by Marin County Health Department, San Francisco City and County Health Department, and San Mateo County Health Department. Please #RecreateResponsibly—practice social distancing, wear a face covering when around others, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

The park is currently offering 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, limited trash and restroom services exist. We urge visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including by packing out their trash, to keep outdoor spaces safe.

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

While some listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited.

Marin County


  • All picnic areas – Visit Marin County Health Department website to read "Use of Picnic and Barbeque Areas"

  • Restroom facilities

  • Stinson Beach parking

  • Muir Woods National Monument – Visitors strongly encouraged to prepay entrance fee online and make REQUIRED parking reservations via Visit the Know Before You Go webpage for more details. (Food service at Muir Woods Trading Company suspended until further notice.)

  • Muir Beach parking

  • Muir Beach Overlook parking

  • Tennessee Valley parking

  • Rodeo Beach parking

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

  • Northwest Commuter parking

  • Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove parking


  • Kirby Cove Day Use Area

  • Muir Beach fire pits (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)

  • Point Bonita Lighthouse

  • Battery Townsley interior is closed and no ranger/volunteer led tours are occurring. Visit virtually via tour or photo gallery.
  • Kirby Cove Campground – (Seasonal Closure starts November 1)

  • Haypress Campground – (Seasonal Closure starts November 1)

  • Hawk Camp – (Seasonal Closure starts November 1)

  • Marin Headlands Visitor Center
  • Bicentennial Campground
  • Nike Missile Site

San Francisco County


  • Upper Fort Mason parking

  • Lower Fort Mason (near Fort Mason Center for the Arts)

  • Crissy Field - East Beach parking

  • Crissy Field - West Bluff parking

  • Long Avenue and Fort Point parking

  • Battery East parking

  • Langdon Court parking

  • Baker Beach parking

  • China Beach parking

  • Navy Memorial parking

  • Merrie Way parking (Sutro Baths area)

  • Sutro Heights parking

  • Ocean Beach parking (City and County of San Francisco owned lots). Parking lot closed December 31, 2020—visit SF Rec & Park website for more.

  • Sloat Boulevard parking at Ocean Beach

  • Fort Funston parking


San Mateo County

  • All open spaces remain accessible. No vehicle parking in community areas.

Other Areas (Not Managed by NPS)

Recreate Responsibly: Tips for a Safe Visit

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.

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:

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Last updated: December 30, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700

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