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 »
Extreme Fire Danger Continues for Friday, August 29, 2008 at Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore is rated as "Extreme" again today, Friday, August 29. Restrictions that will continue to be in effect today within the Seashore boundaries are:
1) all wood or charcoal fires will be banned, although self-contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas;
The Red Flag Warning issued earlier this week by the National Weather Service for the North Bay Hills weather zone will also continue to be in effect until 8:00 p.m. tonight. The Red Flag Warning does not apply to the Coastal North Bay weather zone which the Seashore is included in, however it does apply to Mount Tamalpais State Park and Muir Woods National Monument.
Onshore winds later today are expected to bring moister air and decrease the fire danger at the Seashore for the Labor Day Weekend. The fire danger rating is a daily decision which is based on the previous day’s weather and vegetation conditions.
For more information, please visit the fire pages on the park website at www.nps.gov/pore/fire.
Did You Know?
The Black Abalone is one of seven abalone species found in California's intertidal waters. More...