Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 26.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 26. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 27.
Fire Danger Reaches Extreme Again for September 2, 2008, at National Parks in Marin
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) lands in Marin County is rated as "Extreme" today, Tuesday, September 2.
Restrictions that will be in effect today within the Seashore boundaries are:
Restrictions that will be in effect today on all GGNRA lands in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:
Fire Danger Rating is based the Burning Index which is an estimate of how difficult it will be to control a wildland fire if one ignites. The Burning Index is based on weather and vegetation conditions as well as vegetation type.
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...