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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

76,000 Acres Of Natural Beauty

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the largest urban national parks in the world.  Established in 1972 to bring "parks to the people," GGNRA’s nearly 76,000 acres of land and water extend north of the Golden Gate Bridge to Tomales Bay in Marin County and south to San Mateo County.  The park has nearly 60 miles of bay and ocean shoreline.  These lands represent one of the nation’s largest coastal preserves and attract 16 million visitors each year, making GGNRA one of the National Park Service’s most highly visited units.

One of the nation's most highly visited National Park Service units, Golden Gate comprises numerous sites including the Marin Headlands, a Nike Missile Site, Fort Mason, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and the Presidio of San Francisco.  Each has its own unique natural, cultural, and military history.

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