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 »
Helicopter Surveys Scheduled for Week of September 29, 2003
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
In order to gain further scientific information, the National Park Service will be contracting for follow-up helicopter surveys during the week of September 29th at Point Reyes National Seashore. These surveys have been used in the past to count deer and elk in the park. The helicopter surveys will focus on capturing, collaring, then releasing the non-native fallow deer which will in turn give scientists more accurate population estimates for these non-native deer within the Seashore’s boundaries. The following week would be held as a backup in case of inclement weather.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...