This article updated Thursday, July 30. Please continue to check this article or visit https://www.nps.gov/goga for updates.
The health and safety of our members, park visitors, program participants, volunteers, interns, and staff is our top priority. We want to keep you updated about impacts to our parks with the current national and local public health recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Even as some parking areas and park sites reopen, please remember to stay safe while outdoors. How can we do that in parks?
- Yield to others to maintain a safe physical distance of 6 feet, especially if you encounter a crowd.
- Consider visiting parks during non-peak, off hours.
- Carry in and carry out anything you would previously discard in the park.
Visitors should read their local health orders and review the appropriate health order for the county they intend to visit (if different) before planning to come to the park. Join us in responsibly enjoying the outdoors for exercise and fresh air—and we’ll save our social gatherings for after this emergency. Let’s all do our part to #keepparkssafe.
VISIT THE PARKS FROM HOME
Our national parks can be wonderful places for inspiration. During this challenging time, we'll be sharing more digital content with you. Here's a look:
- Online Resources: Our full roundup.
- Super-cute kids art projects to do at home, including new Golden Gate Bridge-specific crafts.
- A teacher releasing trout virtually, and other good news from the parks.
- Backyard BioBlitz: How to discover nature near you.
- Free Zoom backgrounds with our best park photos to take your online meetings to the next level! Updated with new images to freshen things up.
- Inspirational photos and video in our Instagram feed @ParksConservancy.
- Test your park knowledge with Golden Gate National Parks Trivia.
PARKS CONSERVANCY PROGRAMS
All Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy events and programs are currently canceled. For a full updating list of event cancellations and program closures, click here.
Update from NPS: The park will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. Park rangers remain on duty protecting the parks and normal rules and regulations continue to apply. To protect NPS and contractor employees very limited trash and restroom services exist. The NPS urges visitors to continue to practice social distancing and Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe. While some listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. You can follow the park's advisory Twitter account @GGNRANPSAlerts for the latest updates.
San Francisco County OPEN:
- Baker Beach parking
- China Beach parking
- Ocean Beach parking (City of San Francisco owned lots)
- Battery East parking
- Langdon Court parking
- Sutro Heights parking
- Navy Memorial parking
- Fort Funston parking
- Lower Fort Mason (near Fort Mason Center for the Arts)
- Sloat Boulevard parking at Ocean Beach
- Crissy Field - West Bluff parking
- Crissy Field - East Beach parking
- Long Avenue and Fort Point parking
- Upper Fort Mason parking
Marin County OPEN:
- All picnic areas
- Restroom facilities
- Muir Woods National Monument reopened to visitors Monday, June 29, with limitations. Read more details about Muir Woods reopening.
- Stinson Beach parking
- Muir Beach parking
- Muir Beach Overlook parking
- Tennessee Valley parking
- Rodeo Beach parking
- Conzelman and McCullough roads and Golden Gate Bridge overlook parking corridors in the Marin Headlands
- Northwest Commuter parking
- Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove parking areas
- Kirby Cove Campground—visit Recreation.gov to make reservations: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232491
- Bicentennial Campground scheduled to open August 1, 2020
Marin County CLOSED sites and facilities:
- Kirby Cove Day Use Area
- Haypress Campground and Hawk Camp
- Muir Beach fire pits (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)
- Marin Headlands Visitor Center
- Nike Missile Site
- Point Bonita Lighthouse
- Click here for the full list of Marin County Parks openings and closures, and here for California State Parks info. The partners of One Tam have also created a map that shows the latest info on which parks are open and closed.
San Francisco County CLOSED sites and facilities:
- All picnic areas
- Ocean Beach fire pits. (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)
- Alcatraz Island - Cancel your reservations at: https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/account/
- Presidio Visitor Center
- Fort Point National Historic Site
- Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
- Lands End Lookout
- Cliff House and Lands End Lookout Café are temporily closed, effective July 20, 2020.
San Mateo County CLOSED Sites and Facilities:
- No vehicle parking in community areas
All other outdoor spaces and trails at Golden Gate National Recreation Area not listed above remain accessible to the public and open for use. Please use caution and maintain a safe distance from others in all areas of the park.
As always, your support of our parks has ensured they are here when we need them most. Please take good care and be well.
Your friends at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
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