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 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?
Although white sharks are amongst the most massive and mobile predators in the world, recent research indicates that the white sharks found in the waters off of California are genetically distinct and follow a strict and isolating migration path between California and the Hawaii region. More...