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 »
Point Reyes Prescribed Fire Along Limantour Fuel Break
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
A prescribed fire is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 along the Limantour fuel break. This 35-acre burn will reduce the hazardous fuels along Limantour Road and is part of a strategic fuel break. The burn is scheduled to begin around 10:00 am and be completed by mid-afternoon. This burn will cause some smoke but will only be conducted if all conditions (weather patterns, wind direction, relative humidity, etc.) and other approvals are met. The burn will take place between Limantour Road and Coast Trail but there will not be any closures of either the road or trail.
Limantour Road is a busy traffic corridor where the chance of vehicle-related ignition is high. If a major wildfire occurs, Limantour Road will play a key role in firefighting tactics by providing staging areas and anchor points for burnouts.
Assisting the Point Reyes National Seashore Fire Crew will be fire fighters from the Golden Gate National recreation Area, Marin County Fire Department and the Bolinas and Inverness Fire Departments.
Did You Know?
Although white sharks are amongst the most massive and mobile predators in the world, recent research indicates that the white sharks found in the waters off of California are genetically distinct and follow a strict and isolating migration path between California and the Hawaii region. More...