CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
Beginning Saturday, December 28, 2013, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed beyond the South Beach Road junction on weekends & holidays during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
Limantour Beach Entrance Improvements Completed
Contact: John Golda, 415-464-5143
This week Point Reyes National Seashore completed site improvements at the Limantour Beach area of the park. Site improvements were performed to enhance the access and visitor restroom area. The park receives 2.3 million visitors annually and Limantour Beach receives close to 200,000 visitors each year. Superintendent Don Neubacher stated, "The park appreciated the public working with us as the site was restored and improved. We realize the work inconvenienced some park visitors but has created a vast improvement to the area."
Paved, disabled access parking and improved access to the restrooms was completed. Wood benches were also made and installed by park Facilities Management staff for visitors and a shower was installed to wash off sandy feet. In addition, steps to the main complex were installed to improve visitor safety and the area was landscaped with native plant species.
Before the National Seashore was established, the Limantour Beach area was once slated for more than 1,200 housing units and a commercial strip by the Drakes Beach Estates, Inc. The first lots were sold in 1960. Since the park acquired the lands, the park has provided recreational access and conducted restoration of stream and dune systems.
Did You Know?
Even if California and the West gets more rainfall with global warming, earlier snow melt and hotter summers will likely produce more drought stress, increasing susceptibility to pathogens and invasive species. More...