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 »
National Park Service Selects Stewart's Horse Camp for Concession Contract
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The Stewart's Horse Camp has been selected to remain the concession operator for the horse campground at Point Reyes National Seashore, NPS Regional Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced today. "We are pleased with the proposal," Jarvis said, "and are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with the Stewart family."
The Stewart's Horse Camp will continue to offer overnight accommodations for equestrians. The camp will be open for business starting April 1. Reservations can be made at (415) 663-1362. The camp is located approximately one-quarter mile north of the Fivebrooks Trailhead along Highway One.
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~396 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...