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 »
More Controlled Burning Planned in Olema Valley for the Weeks of October 13 and October 20, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore may conduct 2 additional small burns along Highway One sometime during the week of October 13 or the week of October 20 if weather conditions allow. The burn locations are both on the east side of Highway One — one is south of the Randall Trail, and the other is north of the McCurdy Trail. The burns are each approximately 40 acres in size and are part of the Highway One Fuelbreak. This fuelbreak aims to reduce the invasive French broom population and maintain open grasslands in between large areas of dense forest on Bolinas Ridge and Inverness Ridge where a wildfire would be very difficult to control. The target burn rotation for the Highway One fuelbreak is every other year. Fuel reduction along Highway One will strengthen the road as a line of defense if there is a wildfire, which will help to protect surrounding communities and park structures.
To receive an email when the burn day is confirmed, contact the park at 415-464-5133 or by email.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...