Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
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 »
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 »
Fire Safe Landscaping Workshop at Dance Palace May 12, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
The public is invited to attend a free workshop on Fire Safe Landscaping, co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. The workshop will take place at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station on Monday May 12 from 7: 00 pm to 8:30 pm. The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate why a house is much more likely to survive a wildfire if it is surrounded by appropriate, well maintained vegetation, and non-flammable elements such as rocks and walkways. The workshop will include excerpts from "Marin on Fire" a film recently produced by FIRESafe Marin, and a slideshow with examples of fire prone plants and more fire resistant alternatives. Water conservation and preventing the spread of invasive species will also be emphasized. The workshop will conclude with a brief update on new proposed vegetation management strategies for Marin County.
For more information, call 415-464-5133.
Did You Know?
The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...