The National Park Service will begin taking parking and shuttle reservations at the Muir Woods Monument in Mill Valley in January.
All vehicles and shuttle passengers will be subject to the reservation system, but visitors arriving by commercial carrier, on foot or on bicycle, are not required to use the reservation system or pay reservation fees.
Visitors arriving by privately-owned vehicle also need a parking reservation. Those reservations will not be sold in the parking areas and must be made off-site in advance.
Commercial carriers will be required to make advance reservations through a separate system managed through recreation.gov. Reservations for commercial parking spaces are expected to begin in late spring 2018.
The new vehicle and shuttle reservation system, managed by Ace Parking Management Inc., will allow visitors to plan their trip in advance.
The reservation system will be open year-round on a website and call center.
Demand for reservations is expected to be high, and the National Park Service recommends reservations be made in advance.
Reservations can be made online or by phone starting Jan. 1, and parking and shuttle reservations will be required starting Jan. 16.