Golden Gate National Recreation Area Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

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March 27, 2020

Contact: Charles Strickfaden, Communications Director, e-mail us

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

San Francisco, CA- Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in response to guidance from the Marin County Health Department and the San Francisco City and County Health Departments, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of March 26, 2020, Golden Gate National Recreation Area will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the following services and operations will to continue to be suspended until further notice:

Marin County sites:

  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Marin Headlands Visitor Center
  • Nike Missile site; Point Bonita Lighthouse
  • Stinson Beach parking
  • Kirby Cove and Bicentennial campgrounds

San Francisco County sites:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Presidio Visitor Center
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
  • Lands End Lookout

The following additional parking sites will be closed until further notice in order to comply with local and state health authorities:

Marin County sites:

  • Muir Beach Overlook parking
  • Muir Beach parking
  • Rodeo Beach parking
  • Upper Conzelman Road (scenic overlook road from Golden Gate Bridge views to Point

    Bonita area)

San Francisco County sites:

  • Baker Beach parking
  • West Bluff parking
  • Crissy 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

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Golden Gate National Recreation Area is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website (Alerts and Current Conditions) and social media channels.  

All other outdoor spaces and trails at Golden Gate National Recreation Area not listed above remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance. Park rangers remain on duty protecting the parks, and normal rules and regulations continue to apply. Staff continue to provide limited trash and restroom services.

If contemplating a visit to a national park during this pandemic, 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. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safer and healthier. The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Golden Gate NRA, including the park multimedia website, and those of our partners, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.

Future park news and alerts can be found at: (The park’s Alerts and Current Conditions webpage) and via the Golden Gate NRA emergency alert Twitter Account: @GGNRANPSALERTS

For information about Point Reyes National Seashore modifications in operations visit their Alerts and Current Conditions webpage at:
National updates about NPS operations will be posted on


Golden Gate National Recreation Area, situated in and around San Francisco, is the most visited park in the National Park Service, hosting more than 15 million visitors in 2018. A diverse park with abundant recreational opportunities, as well as natural, cultural, and scenic resources, it encompasses more than 80,000 acres across three counties. The park also administers two other NPS areas, Fort Point National Historic Site, a Civil War era fortress built on the northernmost point of land in San Francisco, and Muir Woods National Monument, which comprises an impressive stand of old growth coastal redwoods in Marin County.

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