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 »
Campground Talks at Olema Ranch to Celebrate Smokey Bear and the Wilderness Act
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Family oriented campground talks will be offered by the National Park Service and Student Conservation Association at Olema Ranch Campground on the evenings of September 25, and October 9, in conjunction with Fire Safety Month in October. The presentation, called “Good Fire, Bad Fire” will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Smokey Bear public education campaign and the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The talks will take place in an outdoor amphitheater at the Olema Ranch Campfire Center from 6:45 to 7:30pm in an educational storytelling format. These talks are open to the public, free of charge. Additional programs will be scheduled at the Bear Valley Visitor Center picnic area during the month of October.
Did You Know?
The Black Abalone is one of seven abalone species found in California's intertidal waters. More...