Permits & Reservations


Golden Gate National Recreation Area issues a wide range of permits for different uses, including Events, Alcatraz Events, ash scattering, film and photography, large film projects, beach fires, commercial dog walking, outdoor ceremonies, picnics and temporary food events.

For applications and information regarding all permits visit Special Park Uses Permits.



Campground Reservations

Sleep under the stars just outside San Francisco! Golden Gate has four campgrounds located in the Marin Headlands. Reservations are required for all campgrounds.

Click here to reserve a campground here.

Muir Woods Parking Reservations

Parking reservations are always required. Visit for more information.

Ranger-led Program Reservations

Some interpretive programs require reservations in advance. In accordance with CDC, state, and local public health guidance related to COVID-19, operations and programs may vary.

Click here to access our event calendar of programs and events.

Last updated: March 7, 2023

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Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


United States Park Police Dispatch: Non-Emergency: 415-561-5505 Emergency: 415-561-5656

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