CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
23rd Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Contact: Rod Torrez, 415-464-5131
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes National Seashore, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, and the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin are hosting the 23rd Annual Festival on Saturday, July 19, from 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators will demonstrate their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts. Indian tacos will be on sale.
No dancers will perform at this event in keeping with tradition - honoring the recent passing of Coast Miwok/Kashaya Pomo elder Lanny Pinola.
Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo. Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo. This event is great for the whole family and is free of charge. For more information please call the Bear Valley Visitor Center at (415) 464-5100.
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice. More...