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 »
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 21, 2009, for Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: John Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher stated that today is a Red Flag Fire Alert day within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger. Superintendent Neubacher explained, "Seashore staff has gained a heightened awareness of the impact of a major uncontrolled wildfire."
A Red Flag Fire Alert is defined by the National Weather Service and has a number of variables related to fire weather and predicted weather conditions for the day. Several steps of action will occur within the Seashore boundaries:
Red Flag Fire Alerts are issued on a daily basis, since fire weather can change from day to day.
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...