• 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 »

Current Fire Information

Wildfires:

There are no fires burning in Point Reyes National Seashore at this time.

Prescribed Fires:

Burning will take place in the Seashore on up to 2 days this year at N Ranch near Drakes Estero to control an infesation of Scotch broom. See map for project location.


For more information call 415-464-5133.

Fires Outside the Park


Information about fires at other National Park Service sites is available on NPS Fire News.

Information about large fires throughout the U.S. is available on InciWeb.

The national Situation Report (PDF - file size changes daily) provides a summary of fire activity across the U.S. by geographic area.

Daily Fire Danger Rating:

Call 415-464-5100 x2 x1 to find out what today's fire danger is.

Depending on the current fire danger, the following types of heat sources will be permitted (YES) or prohibited (NO):

FIRE DANGER RATING

Self-contained gas stoves

Park provided grills (designated picnic areas & campgrounds)

Self-contained charcoal barbecues (i.e., Webers)

Beach open pitfires

LOW

YES

YES

YES

YES

MODERATE

YES

YES

YES

YES

HIGH

YES

YES

YES

NO

VERY HIGH

YES

NO

NO

NO

EXTREME or RED FLAG WARNING

YES

NO

NO

NO


Under very high and extreme fire danger conditions:

  • Smoking is banned on all park trails and in backcountry areas in the park.
  • Mt. Vision Road is closed to vehicle traffic.

At all times, regardless of current fire danger:

  • Fires shall at all times be maintained in a safe condition that does not threaten any person, natural, or structural feature.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Extinguish all fires with water prior to departure.
  • Ground fires are not permitted.
  • Firewood gathering is prohibited.
  • The possession or discharge of fireworks is prohibited.
  • Report all wildfires immediately.
  • Ask a park ranger for further information.

Weather:

National Weather Service forecast for Bear Valley/Olema, CA

National Weather Service Fire Weather Planning Forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California Coast

National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey Forecast Office Fire Weather Zones

National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey Forecast Office

National Weather Service California Fire Weather

National Weather Service National Fire Weather Page


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Did You Know?

Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...