Commercial Carrier Parking At Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and protects 554 acres of old growth coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, one of a few such stands remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Parking reservations are required for all Commercial Carriers before entering Muir Woods National Monument. Commercial parking reservations are only available to Commercial Operators who hold a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) from Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This parking reservation system, effective since spring 2018, was developed in order to improve the overall visitor experience and enhance protection of the park.

If you do not have a CUA and want to bring your commercial vehicle into Muir Woods National Monument, please visit https://www.nps.gov/goga/learn/management/cua.htm, or email goga_business@nps.gov.

Permit & Season Information

This permit allows the permit holder a single parking reservation for the designated time slot and commercial carrier parking space in Muir Woods National Monument.

There are twelve Commercial Carrier parking spaces. Six are large vehicle spaces (22+ feet to 35 feet in length) and six medium vehicle spaces (up to 22 feet in length).

In the high season (approx. May 15-September 15), the hours are 8:00 a.m.-7:45 p.m. In the low season (approx. September 16-March 10) the hours are from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Approximately one third of all commercial parking spaces are released three months in advance on the first of the month; one third are released one month in advance on the first of the month; and one third are released three days in advance. All releases occur at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Note: The three day release window is on a rolling basis. You can check three full days before you visit to make last minute reservations and continuously reserve spots up until the day of your visit.

Need to Know

Fee Policy

The fees for your single-use parking reservation are as follows:

Medium Commercial Vehicle (up to 22 feet)  -   $30.00

Large Commercial Vehicle (22+ to 35 feet)    -    $45.00

Cancellation Policy

A $10.00 non-refundable cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.

Cancellations can be made up to the time of your reservation; however, for cancellations with less than 72 hours' notice, no fees will be refunded.

Cancellations are encouraged if an operator knows the reservation will not be fulfilled, as there is a strict no-show policy.

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