San Francisco National Parks Overview
National Parks in San Francisco include Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Point National Historic Site and the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park. Since then, hundreds more have been established. These parks are awe inspiring natural wonders and offer endless activities. California has several of these National Parks and Monuments. Explore the open spaces of Point Reyes National Seashore. Hike through the Redwoods to the sea at Muir Woods National Monument. Visit historic locations like Alcatraz Prison, Fort Point and a Nike Missile Site at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
TIP: The National Park Service offers FEE FREE DAYS to some parks on select weekends through the Summer. Use this link to view available dates.