Golden Gate National Recreation Area


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Golden Gate National Recreation Area,

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Address:Fort Mason, Bldg 201
San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone:415-561-4700
Fax:415-561-4750
Web: www.nps.gov/goga/
Size: 74,826 acres.
Established: Established on October 27, 1972. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1988.
Location:Encompasses shoreline area of San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties in California. Accessible by Highways 1, 101, 880, and 280.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Featuring 28 miles of coastline, the largest urban national park in the world includes ocean beaches, redwood forest, lagoons, marshes, military properties, a cultural center at Fort Mason, and Alcatraz Island.

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Author Amy Meyer was a key player in People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area, or PFGGNRA (affectionately pronounced piff-gah-noora), the group that led the movement to create the national recreation area.
Other include San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and New Jersey and Atlanta's Chattahoochee River Recreation Area.
org, the San Francisco initiative that advocates for off-leash dog walking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) while at the same time supporting strong environmental stewardship of the natural landscape.
From 2:00 to 4:00pmET on April 19, parks across the country including Grand Teton National Park, Everglades National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Independence National Historical Park, and Statue of Liberty National Monument will participate in the Find Your Park InstaMeet.
As the story goes, the legendary late superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Brian O'Neill, was approached in 2003 by a funder who criticized the disparity between the parks' offering the best of nature but the worst of gastronomy.
The town is also home to a vintage pier, a wholesale orchid nursery, and some of the best coastal hiking anywhere at Mori Point, a little-known recent addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
It's going to feel very nice and real and homey to him,'' Golden Gate National Recreation Area Manager Brian O'Neill said during the cake and cookies festivities.
San Francisco: Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Habitat restoration and trail work
NEAL DESAI, senior program manager for NPCA's Pacific Region, quoted by The Los Angeles Times, on the agency's plan to construct a 100,000-square-foot museum and 95,000-square-foot hotel on the grounds of the Presidio, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco.
As part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Alcatraz annually hosts more than 750,000 visitors, who wander in and out of the cells and marvel at tales of murder and attempted escapes.
In 1972, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was created, encompassing much of the military land in and around the Golden Gate Bridge, including Fort Baker and the Marin Headlands.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Ocean Beach, Presidio

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