2014 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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. 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?
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...