• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 26.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 26. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 27.

Fire Management

**2014 PROJECTS**

Project funds for 2014 have not yet been determined.

However, due to funds remaining in previously issued 5-year cooperative agreements, work will continue on the following multi-year projects:

  • Limantour Fuel Break - Bishop pine thinning along Limantour Road - Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Inverness Ridge Fuel Break / Bayview Fire Road Maintenance - Point Reyes National Seashore

**RECOVERY ACT FUEL REDUCTION PROJECTS**

Funding provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act enabled crews to work on a series of hazardous fuel reduction projects from November 2009 through September 2010.

See an example of a thinning treatment (265 KB PDF).

Read the success story.



Fire plays a significant role in the ecosystems at Point Reyes National Seashore. The fire regime has varied over time in response to both climatic changes and human activity. Fire history at Point Reyes has been shaped by lightning, as well as by the land management practices of Native Americans, ranchers, loggers, and most recently, the National Park Service.

The goals of the Point Reyes Fire Management Program are:


  • Protect Firefighters, the Public, and Property
  • Maintain or Improve Conditions of Natural Resources and Protect these Resources from Adverse Impacts
  • Maximize Efforts to Protect Cultural Resources from Adverse Effects of Fire Management Practices
  • Foster and Maintain Effective Community and Interagency Fire Management Partnerships
  • Foster a High Degree of Understanding of Fire and Fuels Management among Park Employees, Neighbors, and Visitors
  • Improve Knowledge and Understanding of Fire and Continue to Refine Fire Management Practices


The Point Reyes Fire Management Program is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Network.

Fire staff based at Point Reyes also serve Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Muir National Historic Site, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, and Pinnacles National Monument.































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Did You Know?

Kolkheti National Park: Ranger shelter on Paliastomi Lake with the Caucasian mountain range in the background.

Point Reyes National Seashore has established a sister park relationship with Kolkheti National Park in the Republic of Georgia. Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Kolkheti National Park protects an interesting variety of landscapes, flora, and fauna. More...