Independence Day Traffic Advisory and Public Safety Notice

  • Date Released: 2019-06-27
American flag at full staff with a tower and cables of the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

On Thursday, July 4, parking will be extremely limited in areas managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Public transit, bicycle, taxi, or ride-share services are recommended to avoid traffic congestion.

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Beach Safety Practices Ensure a Safe Visit to the Coast as Summer Heat Comes to the Bay Area

  • Date Released: 2019-06-17
Under a blue sky visitors line a sandy beach as waves come toward the shore.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area discourages swimming at most of its coastal beaches. The National Park Service area of Stinson Beach is the only park beach with a staffed lifeguard program, from the first week of July until Labor Day for summer 2019. On coastal areas of the San Francisco Bay, water is extremely cold and unpredictable due to tidal action.

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Body of Adult Male Recovered at Stinson Beach

  • Date Released: 2019-06-12

On June 12, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Park Rangers and lifeguards recovered a body at 7:15 am at the north end of Stinson Beach.

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Teen Male Drowned at East Beach

  • Date Released: 2019-06-10

On the afternoon of Monday, June 10, a teen male drowned while while swimming with his friends in the San Francisco Bay, at East Beach.

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Pacific Gas and Electric to Begin Transmission Tower Repairs in the Marin Headlands

  • Date Released: 2019-06-07
Map of the Marin Headlands with Avenue and Rodeo Avenue Fire Roads, Bobcat and Oakwood Valley Trails in yellow to indicate trail closure.

On June 7, 2019, in collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Golden Gate National Recreation Area will close a series of trails and fire roads in and around Oakwood Valley Trail, Alta Fire Road, Rodeo Valley Fire Road, and Bobcat Trail.

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Tourism to Golden Gate National Park Units Contributes $1.6 billion in Economic Benefits

  • Date Released: 2019-05-23
Visitors stand at a lookout at Lands End facing the Golden Gate Bridge which sits below a blue sky with clouds.

A recent National Park Service report shows visitor spending supports 12,658 local jobs.

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Implements Phase Two of Traffic Pilot Program in the Marin Headlands

  • Date Released: 2019-04-30
Map of the Marin Headlands with Bunker Road and Baker-Barry Tunnel and a portion of Conzelman Road highlighted.

On Friday, May 10, Golden Gate National Recreation Area will implement phase two of a traffic pilot program to relieve congestion, improve safety and parking, and enhance the visitor experience on Marin Headlands roadways. This traffic plan will be in effect through mid-fall, including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Fleet Week.

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Invites Proposals for Cafe and Gift Shop at Muir Woods National Monument

  • Date Released: 2019-04-18
Visitors walk pass wooden building with six steps leading up to building at Muir Woods National Monument.

Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal for the operation of food and beverage and retail services at Muir Woods National Monument.

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New Waterfront Destination on Deck for Fort Baker in Marin County

  • Date Released: 2019-04-08
A clear day at Fort Baker marina and waterfront on the bay, Golden Gate Bridge in view.

The National Park Service will chart a new course for an acre of waterfront land adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge in Fort Baker.

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Body of Adult Female Reported at Fort Funston

Date Released: 2019-03-25

On the morning of Monday, March 25, United States Park Police and Golden Gate National Recreation Area Park Rangers responded at 0800 to a report of a deceased female on the beach at Fort Funston, an area within Golden Gate National Recreation Area.