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 »
Extreme Fire Danger Continues through October 13, 2010, for S. F. Bay Area National Parks
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
The fire danger rating for the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks will continue to be "Extreme" on Wednesday, October 13. This is due to the continuing low relative humidity and gusty north winds which has prompted a red flag warning from the National Weather Service.
Fire restrictions placed in effect at S.F. Bay Area National Parks today will be extended through Wednesday, October 13.
Point Reyes National Seashore (Marin County):
Golden Gate National Recreatoin Area—including Muir Woods National Monument (Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties):
John Muir National Historic Site (Contra Costa County):
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~396 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...