Park improvement projects and weather-related events sometimes result in temporary closures and detours of trails around the parks.

During a Federal government shutdown, some Golden Gate National Recreation Area sites are accessible, however access may change without notice, and there are no NPS provided services. Visit for the latest information.

Here’s how Parks Conservancy-operated visitor services and volunteer programs are affected:

  • Most park visitor and information centers will remain open, including the Lands End Lookout, the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, the Warming Hut, and the Presidio Visitor Center.
  • Once the shutdown is in effect, all volunteer programs run by the Conservancy and the National Park Service (or on NPS lands) are canceled, including intern activity. Please stay tuned if you’ve signed up for a volunteer event in the coming weeks.
  • Parking lots will be closed at Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, Muir Woods, Battery East, Lands End Lookout, Fort Funston, Mori Point, and more.

For more information, call (415) 561-4700 or email