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GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, California   94123-0022

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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. The total park area is 75,398 acres of land and water. Approximately 28 miles of coastline lie within its boundaries. It is nearly two and one-half times the size of San Francisco.

One of the nation's most highly visited National Park Service units, Golden Gate NRA comprises numerous sites, including Alcatraz, Marin Headlands, Nike Missile Site, Fort Mason, as well as Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and the Presidio of San Francisco. Each has its own unique natural, cultural, and military history.

We are pleased to have you visit the GGNRA website. For in-depth details on specific locations within our park, please go directly to the "In Depth" link, which has complete information on visiting the GGNRA, as well as virtual tours (Alcatraz) and photographs. We hope you enjoy your visit, either online, or eventually in person.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
Camping
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers two hike-in and two walk-in campgrounds in the Marin Headlands; and one group camp located in the Presidio of San Francisco. Reservations are required at all campgrounds. The park does not have accommodations for recreational vehicles and Federal law prohibits sleeping in vehicles. Sites are not wheelchair accessible.
Events
January 31 - January 25
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour
Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. The half-mile trial is steep in places. For more information visit the Point Bonita Lighthouse website.

Location: Point Bonita, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

June 27
Great American Backyard campout
Get outside, explore your national park and sleep under the stars!

Camp out at Point Bonita YMCA located in the Marin Headlands. Bring your loved one for a fun weekend of games, hikes, s'mores and bonding! Unplug yourself from technology for a night and see where the magic of sleeping under the stars takes you.

This event is B.Y.O.T. - Bring Your Own Tent!

This is a multi-day event.

It is $25 per adult for early pricing which ends May 30. Regular pricing is $35 per adult after May 30. Youth age 6-17 are $8. Kids 5 and under are Free.

Location: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area | Map

Time: 3:00 PM to 11:00 AM


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Area Campgrounds
Audiss RV Park
820 Kains #108
Albany, CA
510-525-3435
Golden Gate Trailer Park
2000 Redwood Highway
Greenbrae, CA
415-924-0683
Marin Park Inc
2140 Redwood Highway #J1
Greenbrae, CA
Candlestick RV Park
650 Gilman Avenue
San Francisco, CA
415-822-2299
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Directions
Plane - San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay Area.

Car - Golden Gate NRA can be reached by Highways 1 , 101, 880 and 280. From the north, south or east parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Public Transportation - There are various buses that run through the park. Depending on which area you are interested in, it is best to refer to the transit information site.

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