Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.
Proposed Fee Increases and Reservation System Changes
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Superintendent Cicely Muldoon announced the public review period for proposed changes to the camping fee structure and reservation system at Point Reyes National Seashore. The park proposes to raise camping fees from $15.00 to $20.00 for an Individual site for 1–6 people; $30 up to $40.00 for a small group site (7–14 people); and $40.00 up to $50.00 for a large group site for (15–25 people). The additional fee revenue will allow the park to join the online nationwide reservations system, allowing more access for reservations than the current limited telephone hours. The new rate structure includes online fees and allows for the possibility of refunds which currently is not available.
National park areas collecting fees keep 80% of the funds. At Point Reyes these fees have contributed to the upgrading of campground water systems, the establishment of permanent restrooms on Tomales Bay boat-in camps, and the establishment of the winter shuttle bus system to reduce congestion and carbon in the park.
The park seeks public input to these proposed changes:
Comments should be returned by March 31, 2011, in any of the above formats.
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...