Golden Gate Recreation Area Gallery

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Gene Wright visits Muir Woods National Monument which is a remnant of ancient coast redwood forests than blanketed many Northern California valleys before the 1800s.

Muir Woods National Monument is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), one of the largest urban national parks in the world. GGNRA was established in 1972 and contains 75,398 acres extend from Tomales Bay in Marin County to San Mateo County in the south, encompassing 59 miles of shoreline - one of the nationís largest coastal preserves.

Gene Wright visits The San Francisco Golden Gate Recreation Area that begins where the Pacific Ocean meets the San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) chronicles two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area administers over 730 historic structures, including over 35 historic batteries. These historic buildings date from as early as pre-Civil War all the way through to the Cold War era. Directions

Plane
San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay Area.

Car
Golden Gate NRA can be reached by Highways 1, 101 and 280 from the north and south San Francisco Bay Area, and by Highway 880 from the East Bay.

Public Transportation
There are various bus lines that run to and through the park. To get the best information on transit to the park areas you are interested in visiting, refer to the public transit information site:

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