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Muir Woods

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

National Park Service Sells Pieces Of Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz, Other Bay Area National Parks To Close If Government Shuts Down

With Congress in a stalemate over the budget, a federal government shutdown could begin Monday night that would close national parks, including popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area such as Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods, a parks spokeswoman said.

09/30/2013

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Fire Warnings Issued For Marin Park Sites, Woodside

Fire warnings were issued Monday for national park sites in Marin County and for the town of Woodside in the wake of hot, dry and windy weather.

06/11/2012

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Fee To Enter Marin County’s Muir Woods Jumps $2

Starting Jan. 1, the entrance fee to the national park is increasing from $5 to $7, according to the National Park Service.

12/30/2011

Half Dome

Federal Shutdown Would Close Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Yosemite

Campers at Yosemite National Park would be escorted out of the park and the gates to several popular Bay Area attractions would be locked if Congress does not reach an agreement to prevent a federal government shutdown.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/07/2011

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