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 »
Reading Room: Other Documents of Interest
Lee, Cynthia and John MacDonald (Volpe 2011), Baseline Ambient Sound Levels in Point Reyes National Seashore. Cambridge, MA: U.S. Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, March 2011. (4,636 KB PDF)
Becker, B.H., D.T. Press, and S.G. Allen. 2011. Evidence for long-term spatial displacement of breeding and pupping harbour seals by shellfish aquaculture over three decades. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21:247-260. (1,268 KB PDF)
Tule Elk Management
The park conducts reviews of files, databases, recording equipment, and data storage devices to improve responsiveness to Freedom of Information Act and other public requests. As part of this process, the park has identified the following documents which may be of public interest.
Did You Know?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...