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 »
Second Public Notice for Wilkins Ranch Environmental Assessment
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Wilkins Ranch Rehabilitation and Public Use and Rehabilitation of Septic and Water System. The area is located in the southern Olema Valley near Bolinas within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The area is administered by Point Reyes National Seashore.
The EA evaluates three alternatives including a no-action alternative and two action alternatives. The alternatives are: Alternative A: No Action—Continue to Operate Private Facilities; Alternative B: Residential Use and Additional Public Access; Upgrade Buildings, Sewage Disposal, and Water System; Alternative C: Rehabilitate Facilities for Two Residences and Conservation and Education Center; Additional Public Access; Upgrade Buildings, Sewage Disposal, and Water System (Preferred Alternative).
If you wish to obtain a copy of the Environmental Assessment, please contact Ann Nelson at (415) 464-5120 and a copy will be mailed to you. Please state your name and address clearly if you leave a message. All comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later than June 15, 2001. (The prior comment period that ended June 8, 2001, has been extended to allow the public additional time to review and comment on the EA.)
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...