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October 20, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore through the Evening of Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A beach hazards statement has been issued for areas along the coast, including Point Reyes National Seashore. These conditions will be in effect until Tuesday night.

October 10, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for the Weekend of October 11 and 12, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued a beach hazards statement for sneaker waves and strong rip currents, which is in effect from Saturday morning through late Sunday night.

October 06, 2014
El Servicio de Parques Nacionales anuncia el acuerdo conciliatorio con la compania Drakes Bay Oyster
El Servicio de Parques Nacionales ha anunciado hoy la presentación conjunta de un acuerdo de solución y proyecto de decreto por consentimiento. De ser aprobado por el Tribunal de Distrito de Estadios Unidos pondría fin a un litigio con la compania de Drakes Bay Oyster que ha estado en marcha desde Diciembre de 2012.

October 06, 2014
National Park Service Announces Settlement Agreement with Drakes Bay Oyster Company
The National Park Service today announced the joint filing of a settlement agreement and proposed consent decree that, if approved by the U.S. District Court, would end litigation with Drakes Bay Oyster Company that has been ongoing since December 2012.

October 03, 2014
Prescribed Burns Planned for Olema Valley to Begin on October 7, 2014
With cooler conditions in the forecast for next week, the Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore is planning two days of controlled burning along Highway One in the Olema Valley.

October 03, 2014
Heat Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for October 3, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 pm this evening and a beach hazards statement for rip currents and sneaker waves through this evening.

September 29, 2014
Prescribed Burns Planned for Estero Trailhead on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore is planning a controlled burn near the Estero Trailhead on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on Tuesday, September 30, from 10 am until 3 pm.

September 18, 2014
Public Comments and Summary Report Now Available for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan
The NPS has released the Public Comment Analysis Report for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment. The report presents analysis and summary of public comment, and includes more than 3,000 comment letters submitted during the 6 week comment period.

September 16, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Prepares for the 2014–2015 School Year
Point Reyes National Seashore will be changing hours and services as we prepare for the return of school children from around the Bay Area.

September 16, 2014
Prescribed Burns Planned for Olema Valley to Begin Next Week on September 22, 2014
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are planning up to four days of controlled burning along Highway One in the Olema Valley during the months of September and October.

September 15, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for September 15, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a beach hazards statements for strong rip currents for Monday, September 15, 2014.

September 04, 2014
Free Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Installed for Public Use at Point Reyes National Seashore
Three electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot at Point Reyes National Seashore and they are available and free to the public.

September 02, 2014
Missing Swimmer at Point Reyes National Seashore
Multi-agency search continues for missing swimmer at Point Reyes National Seashore.

August 11, 2014
33rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, August 31, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 33rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

July 24, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Tourism Creates Nearly $110 Million in Economic Benefits in 2013
A new National Park Service report shows that the more than 2.6 million visitors in 2013 spent nearly $110 million in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 1,200 jobs in the local area.

July 16, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment for the Road Improvement and Maintenance Projects in Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon announced today that through August 18, 2014, the public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment for the Road Improvement and Maintenance Projects in Point Reyes National Seashore.

July 08, 2014
Notice of Public Scoping Meeting: Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Improvements in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County
A public scoping meeting to discuss proposed improvements to approximately 12 miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Point Reyes National Seashore will be held on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

July 08, 2014
Historic Morse Code Radio Station KPH Returns to the Air for Night Nights XV
The former Marconi and RCA Morse code radio station KPH will make a commemorative broadcast on Saturday, July 12, 2014, the fifteenth anniversary of the last commercial Morse code transmission in North America.

July 07, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore 5th Annual Naturalization Ceremony
Twenty-one candidates from nine countries will become new citizens during a ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore on Friday, July 11, 2014.

July 01, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Tule Elk Docent Volunteers for the Summer of 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for the Tule Elk Docent Program for the summer of 2014. Training is scheduled for July 12 and 20, 2014.

July 01, 2014
34th Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo
Big Time, an annual traditional Native American trade festival, will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit.

June 25, 2014
Temporary Beach Closure for the Threatened Snowy Plover at Point Reyes National Seashore During July 4, 2014, Weekend
The Point Reyes Beach between Abbotts Lagoon and the North Beach parking area will be closed over the 4th of July weekend. In 2013, there were eleven plover chicks at the beginning of the holiday weekend; three survived to Monday.

June 02, 2014
Trails & Oceans Stewardship Day 2014 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association will be sponsoring a Trails & Ocean Stewardship Day at Limantour Beach, this Saturday, June 7, from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

May 23, 2014
Body Found in Point Reyes National Seashore on May 21, 2014
On May 21, 2014, shortly after noon, a body was discovered in Point Reyes National Seashore near the Palomarin Trailhead at the southern end of Point Reyes National Seashore.

May 22, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Summer 2014 Hours and Activities
Point Reyes National Seashore will be restoring some hours and services to help visitors make the most of their summer. Beginning on Memorial Day Weekend and running through Labor Day Weekend, all park visitor centers will have extended days and hours of service.

May 16, 2014
Commemorating a Proud Tradition of Lifesaving at Point Reyes National Seashore on May 26, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring the sacrifice of the men who served to protect America’s coast on Memorial Day. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock.

May 16, 2014
A Centennial Celebration of Marconi and RCA Wireless Radio: 1914–2014
This year, September 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first Trans-Pacific wireless radio transmission. Through September, Point Reyes National Seashore is partnering with seven organizations, museums, and parks to host a series of exhibits and events in the West Marin community to celebrate the Centennial.

May 14, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on May 14, 2014, for Second Consecutive Day
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for a large, fast-moving northwest swell for Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

May 13, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for May 13, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for a large, fast-moving northwest swell for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Did You Know?

Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...