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 30, 2009, for San Francisco Bay Area National Parks
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
National Park Service Fire Management Officer Roger Wong has recommended a fire alert for several parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to a red flag warning which was issued by the National Weather Service today. This red flag warning will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 through 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009. The current warning is due to the low relative humidity and gusty north to northeast winds which are forecasted for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Restrictions that will be in effect Thursday within Point Reyes National Seashore are:
Restrictions that will be in effect Thursday on all Golden Gate NRA lands in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:
John Muir National Historic Site and Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site in the East Bay are also in the area affected by the red flag warning.
Did You Know?
In addition to raising sea levels and temperatures, the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing ocean chemistry by reducing the pH of the ocean. This decreased pH reduces the availability of minerals which marine organisms use to build shells and reef structures. More...