Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Brian O'Neil

It’s obvious why Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the most visited units of the National Park System, with over 13 million visitors a year. The two hundred years of history boast Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier, the Mexican Republic, maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications and the growth of urban San Francisco. Explore the many areas of the park, stretching from northern San Mateo County to Southern Marin County and including several areas of San Francisco. As diverse as it is expansive, famous tourist attractions in the park include Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz and the Presidio of San Francisco.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round: Wednesday-Sunday
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round: Wednesday-Sunday
Park Acreage: 
31067
Visitor Count: 
13486824
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Presidio of Francisco; Fort Point National Historic Site; San Francisco Port of Embarkation; Alcatraz Island; San Francisco Bay Discovery Site (Portola Site Acquisition Monument); Golden Gate Bridge; Bolinas Ridge; Fort Baker; Fort Cronkhite; Gerbode Valley; Kirby Cove; Marin Headlands; Muir Woods National Monument; Muir Beach; Muir Beach Overlook; Nike Missile Site; Olema Valley; Point Bonita Lighthouse; Stinson Beach; Tennessee Valley; Alcatraz Island; Baker Beach; Battery Chamberlin; China Beach; Cliff House & Sutro Baths; Crissy Airfield; Crissy Field Marsh & Beach; Crissy Field Center; Fort Funston; Fort Mason; Fort Point National Historic Site; Lands End; Ocean Beach
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Stinson Beach, CA; Mill Valley, CA; Corte Madera, CA; Greenbrae, CA; Sausalito, CA; San Francisco, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Oakland International Airport (OAK)