Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate NRA 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 park's resources are tremendously varied, ranging from dramatic natural landscapes to cultural and historic landmarks—redwood forests, land protecting endangered species, seaside recreation sites, lighthouses, shipwrecks, former prisons, and more. Golden Gate NRA has been part of the homelands of Coastal Miwok and Ohlone people for thousands of years and still contains archeological sites and landscapes influenced by native land management. Golden Gate NRA contains eleven former Army posts whose military architecture and historic landscapes comprise the heart of the park.
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