Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Fire Management Units: Minimum Management Unit
MINIMUM MANAGEMENT UNIT (approximately 70,000 acres) - This unit contains all areas within the Seashore and the Northern District of GGNRA that are not included in the other ten units. This includes the majority of the pastoral zone (roughly 19,000 acres), which is dominated by grasslands grazed by cattle and large tracts of the Wilderness Area that support mosaics of forest, scrub and grassland. The Unit also includes large bodies of water such as Drakes Estero, Limantour Estero, Abbotts Lagoon, and Tomales Bay. The actions in this FMU include vegetation clearing around buildings and along roads, and full suppression of all fires.
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice. More...