Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I go for more information for Camping, RVs, Trailer, Day Use, Cabins, Group Sites, Boat Sites or Horse Sites?

A: Recreation.gov, part of the Recreation One-Stop E-Gov initiative, offers and provides a single point of access to information about Federal recreational activities and reservations. It provides a comprehensive source of information about thousands of Federal recreation opportunities. Information about recreation opportunities on Federal lands is displayed based on the interests of the customer, not centered on the agency providing the recreation opportunity.

Q: How do I get to Golden Gate National Recreation Area managed park sites?

A: Golden Gate National Recreation Area is comprised of more than 82,000 acres. The park spans across three counties. See our Directions webpage, view or download maps, or visit Places to Go to learn about park sites.

Q: How do I get to the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, or California Academy of Sciences?

A: Those particular areas are part of Golden Gate Park which is managed by the city and county of San Francisco and is not affilitated with the National Park Service. For more information, please visit the city's website at: http://sfrecpark.org/

Q: Where can I park my RV?

A: Unfortunately, Golden Gate National Parks does not have the facilities to handle RV's.

Q: Where can I find out more information about the Golden Gate Bridge?

A: The Golden Gate Bridge is managed by the Golden Gate Bridge District, please visit their site for more information: www.goldengatebridge.org

Q: Can I get a brochure sent to me?

A: Yes. Please send us your mailing address so we can send you some brochures about the park or if you're local, drop by one of our nine visitor centers for more information.

To help expedite the process, please separate your name, address, city, state, zip, and country. Example:

Name
Street Address
City, State ZIP code
Country

Q: How do I get a copy of my Incident Report (Police Report)?

A: If you need a copy of your Incident Report, please contact the appropriate agency either United States Park Police or the NPS Vistor Resource Protection ranger who took your report. To obtain copies of your motor vehicle accident reports and other records from the Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System (IMARS) as a Privacy Act "routine use" requester must complete the Certification of Identity and Consent Form 10-945, then sign, date, and return completed form. Social Security numbers and tribal identification numbers will not be released unless the Social Security number or tribal identification number belongs to you, the requester.

To complete the Certification of Identity and Consent Form 10-945:
If you want to receive the report:

  1. Fill out the “Requester Information” section. NOTE: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS OPTIONAL

  2. Fill out preferred mode of contact in the next section

  3. Sign the “Verification of Requester’s Identity” section

If you want the report sent to a third party (i.e. insurance company, lawyer):

  1. Fill out the “Requester Information” section

  2. Sign the “Verification of Requester’s Identity” section

  3. Fill out the “Consent to Release Information to a Third Party” section with the name and mailing address where the report is to be sent

The NPS may release documents pertaining to traffic accidents, personal injuries, or the loss/damage of property under the Privacy Act to:

  1. Individuals involved in an incident; or

  2. Persons injured in an incident; or

  3. Owners of property damaged, lost, or stolen in such incidents; and/or

  4. These individuals duly verified insurance companies, personal representatives, administrators of estates, and/or attorneys (i.e., third parties).

Please note, the documents will only be released if their release will not:

  1. Interfere with ongoing law enforcement proceedings

  2. Risk the health or safety of an individual

  3. Reveal the identity of an informant or witness that has received an explicit assurance of confidentiality

Q: Need more search options?

A: The information you are seeking may already be available on-line. Before making a FOIA request, you may wish to conduct a search of agencies’ websites to see what is already publicly available.

  • Use this link to search across all government websites at once.

  • Another great place to search is GovInfo which has collections from Congressional Records, Congressional Hearings, Presidential papers, the Federal Register and United States Court opinions.

  • USA.gov is a another source for information about U.S. Government agencies and services.

  • Maps and Geographical Information: If you are seeking geographical information or want to verify if a particular tract belongs to the National Park Service, go on-line to TractsNet and search by park name or visit California Protected Area Database to view multiple jurisdictions including national park lands.

Q: Still haven't found an answer to your question?

A: Please visit our extended list of frequently asked questions.

Last updated: December 23, 2022

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