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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NPS is seeking a concessioner who will provide safe, environmentally-friendly boat transportation as well as a high-quality visitor welcome and orientation to Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the National Park Service, and the Port of San Francisco.
Instead, the ruins were drawn into the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1972, saving a key spot in a protected stretch of shoreline spanning three counties.
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.
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 Web site lists some of the most scenic stretches of coastline to hike, including Humboldt County, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area near San Francisco and Point Reyes.
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.
Anyone looking to combine their passions for ocean conservation with art appreciation can see the debut of Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life and Art at The Marine Mammal Center located in the Marin Headlands, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area June 25 through October 15.

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