Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes A Number Of Higher Fees

With more than 100 units of the National Park System that charge fees of some sort, keeping track of proposed fee increases is not easy. Among the latest is one from Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where officials are proposing higher fees or visiting Muir Woods and Alcatraz, along with higher parking fees for the NRA and the Presidio.

Hike To The Point Bonita Lighthouse At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

You can mix an invigorating walk along the Pacific Coast with some history by joining a hike October 4 to the Point Bonita Lighthouse at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California.

Repairs Coming To O'Shaughnessy Seawall At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Decades of salt air, ocean spray, and storms have taken their toll on the O'Shaughnessy Seawall at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. The effects -- cracked and spaulding concrete -- will be erased in the coming months as crews repair the wall at Ocean Beach in the NRA.

Sand Replenishment Work Coming To Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Moving sand around -- from beaches that are growing too wide, to those that are shrinking -- will be going on at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California next month.

Golden Gate National Recreation addresses beach fires

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is trying address safety issues with fires along Ocean Beach

Exploring The Parks: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, The Video

Hugging the coast of California, Golden Gate National Recreation Area might on first blush come across as a human-congested landscape, but there are places you can go that speak to the purely natural side of the park, as this video shows.

New Girl On The Block: Inn At The Presidio In Golden Gate National Recreation Area

The Inn at the Presidio is the newest of the nearly 100 lodges associated with our national parks.

Rebels With A Cause, The Story Behind Point Reyes National Seashore And Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Airing On PBS Stations

Rebels with a Cause, a documentary that celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is airing on PBS stations this month.

Nearly Two Dozen National Parks Ban Sales Of Disposable Plastic Water Bottles

Nearly two dozen units of the National Park System have instituted bans against the sale of disposable water bottles, a move proponents say will greatly reduce trash.

Watering The Parks: Filling Stations At Biscayne National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Plastic water bottles are taking a hit at Biscayne National Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where water filling stations have been installed with a goal of reducing plastic waste.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Extends Comment Period On Dog Management Plan

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which for more than a decade has worked to develop a management plan for dogs in the park, have extended into mid-February the time period during which you can comment on the latest draft plan.

Muir Beach At Golden Gate National Recreation Area To Be Closed This Summer

Golden Gate National Recreation Area officials say that sometime late in June they will have to close Muir Beach through November while the parking lot and pedestrian access are realigned.

Unleashed Dogs Kill Goslings At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

In light of recent stories on the Traveler about dogs in national parks, it's pertinent to note that unleashed dogs recently killed two Canada goose goslings at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California.

Bottled Water Industry Pushes Back Against Drive To Phase Their Product Out Of National Parks

A week after a campaign was mounted to encourage the National Park Service to phase bottled water out of the parks, the bottled water industry pushed back a bit, saying to do so would encourage visitors to turn to unhealthy alternatives to quench their thirsts.

National Parks Being Lobbied To Do Away With Bottled Water, Install Filling Stations

It's been more than a year since bottled water and corporate America collided at Grand Canyon National Park, and the push continues to get more national parks to phase out packaged water in favor of fresh tap water and refillable bottles.
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Upgraded Web Catalog Offers On-line Peeks Into National Park Service's Extensive Museum Collections

Museum collections in National Park Service sites across the country include an amazing variety and mind-boggling number of items. Thanks to an expanding Web Catalog on the NPS Museum Collections website, it's now possible to search for and view thousands of images and records from those collections.

Huge Naval Gun Will Help Tell A Story At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

In the years leading up to—and during—World War II, the technology and techniques for "homeland security" were much different than those used today. The recent arrival of a giant naval gun at Golden Gate National Recreation Area will help tell the story of coastal naval defenses during a key period in our nation's history.

Energy Department, National Park Service Team Up To Launch Alternative Fuel Vehicles

In a move to help the National Park System become more fuel efficient, the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy are partnering to bring alternative fuel vehicles to the parks.

New Visitor Center Opens At Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Visitors to Golden Gate National Recreation Area have a new facility they can head to to orient themselves on the NRA and what there is to do.

Ranking The National Parks By Visitation In 2011

People seem to like numbers, and hierarchy, so here's a rundown of the leading units of the National Park System in terms of 2011 visitation. The first list combs through all 397 units in the system, while the second looks only at "national parks."

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Grows by 3,800 Acres

Golden Gate National Recreation Area has grown by nearly 4,000 acres, and taxpayers got a bargain, with the transfer of a prime tract known as the Rancho Corral de Tierra from the Peninsula Open Space Trust to the National Park Service.

By the Numbers: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the world's largest urban-oriented parks, generates some impressive statistics. Take a look at these numbers.

New Exhibit At Ellis Island National Monument Brings "The Rock" East

"The Rock" is heading east. Through mid-January a traveling exhibit on the hard times prisoners faced at Alcatraz Island when it housed a high security federal prison will explore daily life faced by the inmates.

NPS Steps In to Keep Three California State Parks Open in 2012

Budget shortfalls are expected to result in the closure of up to 70 of the 278 California state parks, but thanks to help from the National Park Service, three of those sites will get at least a one-year reprieve. Projects in a fourth state site will also receive some additional NPS support.

National Park Quiz 96: Ringer V

Nine of the first ten questions in this quiz are true. Can you tell which one is false? You might want to try the two bonus questions too.

Road Trip 2011: The National Park Lodges

"On the road again." That's what David and Kay Scott soon will be singing, as our lodging experts are heading out on a swing through the National Park System to update their book on national park lodges. And you're invited to tag along.

National Park Mystery Photo 34 Revealed: Did You See Who's In Lockup In The National Park System?

Ok, burlesque is not normally on display within the National Park System.

Efforts to Regulate Off-Leash Dogs at Golden Gate National Recreation Area Spark Debate

The only NPS area in the country that currently allows off-leash dog walking has found that efforts to impose new limits on canines is a lot harder than one might expect. After years of litigation and meetings, the park has released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a dog management plan for public comments, and it's sparked plenty of additional debate.

The National Park Service Played a Vital Role in the Buffalo Soldiers Mapping Project

The National Park Service's CRGIS facility produced maps of significant Buffalo Soldier sites using data supplied by African American and Indian college students working with the Warriors Project to document the "shared history" of black soldiers and American Indians in the frontier West.