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Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
          The GGNRA is the world’s second-largest urban national park and is one of the most heavily visited national parks in the U.S.  Located in three California counties--San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo--its total area is more than 114 square miles, or 2 times the size of San Francisco.  These Bay Area sites are part of the GGNRA:  Alcatraz, Baker Beach, China Beach, the Cliff House, Crissy Field, Fort Baker, Fort Funston, Fort Mason, Fort Point, Gerbode Valley, Lands End, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Ocean Beach, Olema Valley, The Presidio, Stinson Beach, Sutro Heights Park, Sweeney Ridge, Tennessee Valley, Mori Point, and Tomales Bay.  Also within the boundaries but not administered by the GGNRA:  Angel Island State Park, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and various ranches in the Tomales Bay-Lagunitas Creek area.

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