Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: 1-Year Anniversary Celebration
More than 125 people attended the Red Barn event in the afternoon to hear brief updates on the project from Project Manager Lorraine Parsons and changes in hydrology and evolution of the wetlands and changes in fish use and bird and other animal use from Lorraine Parsons, Park hydrologist Brannon Ketcham, and local avian expert, John Kelly of Audubon Canyon Ranch. In addition, Rachel Kamman of Kamman Hydrology & Engineering discussed recent results from computer hydrologic monitoring on the potential effects of sea level rise on Tomales Bay.
Did You Know?
Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault adjacent to Point Reyes are rather rare. Big quakes shift Point Reyes up to 20 feet once every 130 years or so, but otherwise there is very little movement. More...