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 »
Car Burglary Suspects Arrested at Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
5On Thursday, May 12, Marin County Sheriff’s Deputies and Point Reyes National Seashore Rangers located and arrested two people suspected of an auto burglary which occurred within the National Seashore earlier in the day. Witness descriptions and a videotape from a local business helped to develop descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle. The vehicle was seen later that evening in the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot.
Officers stopped the vehicle on Bear Valley Road and the occupants were taken into custody. Evidence from the earlier burglary was found in the vehicle as was potential evidence of numerous other similar crimes. Both suspects also had outstanding warrants for their arrest. The National Park Service along with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, have been monitoring parking lots to ensure a safer environment for park visitors. The Marin County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation.
Did You Know?
A 1° F increase in average temperature seen in California over the last 100 years has led to Sierra snow melting 2 to 4 weeks earlier and flowers blooming 1 to 2 weeks earlier. Temperatures are predicted to increase another 1° to 2° F in the next 25 years. More...