Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The trail climbed steeply uphill, helped by a wooden staircase, and into the trees. The crowds, though, mostly went straight, making our choice easy. Up we went!
With a multi-year cleanup completed, efforts are now under way to return native species that once called Mountain Lake to the lake that's on the grounds of the Presidio in San Francisco.
How can someone spend anywhere from $500 to $3,000 for a drone, drive to the Marin Headlands portion of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, walk several hundred yards from the parking lot along with dozens of other visitors, commence to flying his drone on the trail to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and claim not to know he was in a national park?
Despite the Obama Administration's drive to expand the National Park System, and with $11.5 billion in backlogged maintenance needs in the parks, the administration overlooked the National Park Service when putting together its $478 billion "Grow America" plan for improving the nation's infrastructure.
San Francisco's Presidio, part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is in the process of planning for a second lodging facility.
2014 was a record-setting year for attendance in the National Park System, where nearly 293 million visitors spent time, a jump of more than 5 million from the record year of 1999, according to official figures. While most of the "name brand" parks were packed, there were still some sites in the system where you could find some solitude.
Why did the sea lion cross Skyline Drive in Golden Gate National Recreation Area? That's a good question with no ready answer. But the bottom line is that the male yearling, though undernourished, is doing well and being cared for at the Marine Mammal Center at the Marin Headlands of the NRA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 units of the National Park System have instituted bans against the sale of disposable water bottles, a move proponents say will greatly reduce trash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.