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 »
Point Reyes National Seashore Announces Public Scoping Meetings for Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement
Contact: Melanie Gunn, 415-464-5131
The National Park Service (NPS) is beginning the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential issuance of a Special Use Permit for commercial oyster operations within Drakes Estero for a period of 10 years.
As part of this process, the National Park Service will be hosting three public meetings during the initial scoping phase. The open house style meetings will be identical in format and are intended to gather comments from the public that will be used in shaping the EIS. The meetings are scheduled for late October at the following locations:
Additional information on the scoping process is available at the park web site www.nps.gov/pore.
Did You Know?
Four species of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) rest onshore or breed at Point Reyes: the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), and the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). More...