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 »
Extreme Fire Danger Continues at National Parks in Marin for September 3, 2008
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" again today, Wednesday, September 3.
Fire Danger may be rated as low, moderate, high, very high, or extreme based on the worst case fire weather scenario during the hottest, driest part of the day on an open, south facing slope. Fire danger ratings are used to determine whether land use restrictions will go into effect as well as how many firefighters should be available in case a wildfire does occur. The fire danger rating may vary throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Restrictions that will be in effect today within Point Reyes National 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:
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...