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 Education - Activities
NPS Fire and Aviation website. Find links to hot fire sites.
Wildland firefighters use many kinds of tools to work on fires and to do different jobs more easily and safely. Try this "Discovery Tour" WebRangers activity for ages 6+!
Somewhere in a National Park...a bolt of lightning hits a tree. A fire starts! What does the Park Service do? Try this "Adventure Tour" WebRangers activity for ages 13+!
One of Project Learning Tree's many activities is "The Geometry of Fire: Triangles, Squares, Lines!" Fire Model. (262 KB PDF)
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...