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 »
The National Park Service, the National Park Foundation and Discovery Channel Premiere <i>Point Reyes: The Point of Kings</i>
Contact: John A. Dell’Osso, National Park Service, 415-464-5135
Contact: Jodi Knauer, National Park Foundation, 202-238-4179
Contact: Michelle Russo, Discovery Communications, 240-662-2901
Park Documentary Explores the Stories of Celebrated Piece of California Coastline
Discovery Communications, a Proud Partner of America’s National Parks, today announced the release of its newest ParkDoc, Point Reyes: The Point of Kings. The film, produced in partnership with The National Park Service (NPS), the National Park Foundation (NPF) and Discovery Channel captures the majestic beauty and diverse landscape of the Point Reyes National Seashore, explores the practices and culture of its various inhabitants, and chronicles how local conservation efforts have evolved over time.
"Discovery is proud to bring its high quality storytelling to America’s National Parks. Pt. Reyes National Seashore not only boasts one of the most magnificent and diverse landscapes in the country, but also offers a lesson in preserving America’s natural beauty. We hope that this ParkDoc film will expand visitors’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of this historic place," said Carrie Passmore, Senior Vice President for Public Partnerships, Discovery Communications.
Point Reyes: The Point of Kings demonstrates Discovery’s commitment to create engaging and unforgettable experiences for the millions of visitors to America’s National Parks. The film was produced in high definition and surround sound. Upon its release, it will be shown daily at the Bear Valley Visitor Center on Bear Valley Road in Olema, California and as scheduled on Discovery HD Theatre.
Point Reyes: The Point of Kings takes viewers on a journey through the astounding diversity of the Park and its unspoiled sweep of golden California coast. Point Reyes is home to 90 thousand acres of coastal grassland, maritime forests, mountain ridges and fog-shrouded valleys where mountain lions and Tule elk roam the inland valleys. In the cold, nutrient-rich Pacific Ocean waters, Grey, Blue and Humpback whales migrate and harbor and elephant seals bask in rowdy colonies on the rocky shores. For all its wild inhabitants, Point Reyes is also a place of dynamic change and human impact. Coast Miwok Indians, Spanish explorers, gold-hungry prospectors, cattle ranchers and dairy farmers have all left their mark.
"This film helps visitors understand the intricate resource issues found at this spectacular area, set aside by the American people for all to experience," said Don Neubacher, Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent. "Both Discovery Communications and the National Park Foundation understood the sensitive nature of the vast cultural and natural resources at the Seashore and were very receptive to our needs during the making of this film."
As a Proud Partner of America’s National Parks, Discovery provides park visitors and network viewers with the highest quality content to satisfy their quest for knowledge and take them on a journey of exploration through the wonders found within our National Parks. To date, Discovery has provided more than 100 parks, historical sites and monuments throughout the United States with state-of-the-art films. These films have the access to the beauty and splendor of these national treasures to nearly 130 million visitors.
National Park Service
National Park Foundation
Proud Partners of America’s National Parks
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...