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.
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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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In addition to service to Alcatraz, the concessioner is invited to develop a new park cruise service to highlight the natural, historical, and cultural sites of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area from aboard a boat on the Bay.
136) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide supplemental funding and other services that are necessary to assist certain local school districts in the State of California in providing educational services for students attending schools located within Yosemite National Park, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and for other purposes, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon with amendments and recommends that the bill, as amended, do pass.
The National Park Foundation recently announced that Ford Motor Company has donated an Escape hybrid to both the Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area national parks in California.
The Sutro Baths become part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1973, and their ruins still can be toured.
The National Park Service acquired it in 1977, making it part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Currently, plans are under way for renovating Cliff House and adding another wing.
Closer to home, the Wayburns were key players in establishing Point Reyes National Seashore in 1962, Redwood National Park in 1968, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1972.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area dosed the 10 acres to dogs to protect the swallow.
The building was in the Presidio, a convened military installation now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, so Americorps sought help from Timothy Long, CPP, the park's security manager.
At Golden Gate National Recreation Area (NRA), for example, philanthropic support in the form of donated funds, services, and materials has afforded the park a significant "margin of excellence." Golden Gate NRA includes 74,000 acres of land and water; approximately 45 kilometers of Pacific Ocean, Tomales Bay, and San Francisco Bay coastline lie within the park's boundary.
The National Park Service will begin planning for a General Management Plan Amendment (4,302 KB PDF) to address all lands currently under agricultural lease/permits within Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
One tangible outcome of the protest was the designation of the island as part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1972, which wouldn't have happened without the occupation and subsequent derailment of the proposed commercial development.
This Aesop toiletries kit honors the Headlands Center for the Arts, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. $37; shop.headiands.org/products/headlends-coastal-kit.

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