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 »
Strawberry Festival at Point Reyes National Seashore, on Saturday, April 26, 2003 To Be Cancelled
Contact: John Golda, 415-464-5143
Point Reyes National Seashore mourns the loss of former Park Ranger, Lanny Pinola, who passed away on April 21. Pinola served as a Park Ranger for over fifteen years, and was scheduled to be the Master of Ceremonies at Strawberry Festival. In memory of all that Pinola provided to the public, this year’s Strawberry Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 26, will be cancelled.
During his career, Lanny Pinola educated tens of thousands of school children and park visitors about Native Californian culture and tradition, and he breathed life into Kule Loklo, a cultural exhibit at Point Reyes National Seashore that illustrates a Coast Miwok community prior to European contact.
Strawberry Festival is a traditional celebration and blessing of the first fruits of spring, normally accompanied with ceremonies, dancing, demonstrations, and games. The Native American community, the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin, and the National Park Service have decided to cancel the Strawberry Festival out of respect to Pinola, his family, and friends. Park Superintendent, Don Neubacher, stated, “Lanny Pinola was a special teacher and friend to many of us at Point Reyes. His inspiration and wonderful spirit will be greatly missed.”
Did You Know?
A 1-foot sea level rise can lead to shorelines eroding back 100 feet, and increase the chances of a 100-year flood event in low coastal areas to once every 10 years. More...