Coronavirus updates from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: Stay safe in the parks


Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point.

This article updated Monday, March 15, 2021. Please continue to check this article or visit 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 remain open, 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. 
  • Wear a face covering when around others.

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—we can all do our part to #keepparkssafe.


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:


The Parks Conservancy and our partners are offering exciting and informative virtual programs. Find an updating list of active and virtual-only events here, or see the full list including event cancellations and program closures here.


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. For the latest updates, you can follow the park's advisory Twitter account @GGNRANPSAlerts.

San Francisco County OPEN:
  • Alcatraz Island - Plan your Escape to Alcatraz, and get tickets from Alcatraz Cruises.
  • Upper Fort Mason parking
  • Lower Fort Mason (near Fort Mason Center for the Arts)
  • Crissy Field - East Beach parking
  • Crissy Field - West Bluff parking
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center (limited capacity)
  • Long Avenue and Fort Point parking
  • Battery East parking
  • Langdon Court parking
  • Baker Beach parking
  • China Beach parking
  • Navy Memorial parking
  • Lands End Lookout - limited door service only. View hours and more info.
  • Merrie Way parking (Sutro Baths area)
  • Sutro Heights parking
  • Ocean Beach parking (City and County of San Francisco owned lots)
  • Ocean Beach fire pits. (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)
  • Sloat Boulevard parking at Ocean Beach
  • Fort Funston parking
  • All picnic areas
Marin County OPEN:
  • All picnic areas
  • Restroom facilities
  • Muir Woods National Monument: Visitors strongly encouraged to prepay entrance fee online and make REQUIRED parking reservations here. Visit the Know Before You Go page for more details. (Food service at Muir Woods Trading Company suspended until further notice.)
  • 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
  • Bicentennial Campground 
  • Muir Beach fire pits (Fires are not permitted outside fire pits.)
  • Marin Headlands Visitor Center — open Fridays and weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nike Missile Site — open each Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Kirby Cove Day Use Area
  • Kirby Cove Campground
  • Haypress Campground and Hawk Camp
Marin County CLOSED sites and facilities:
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse
  • Battery Townsley interior is closed and no ranger/volunteer led tours are occurring. Visit virtually via tour or photo gallery.
  • Click here for the full list of Marin County Parks openings and closures, and here for California State Parks info. 
San Francisco County CLOSED sites and facilities:
  • Presidio Visitor Center
  • Cliff House
San Mateo County:
  • All open spaces remain accessible. 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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