CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
Beginning Saturday, December 28, 2013, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed beyond the South Beach Road junction on weekends & holidays during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
Major Winter Storm Advisory for the Weekend of December 17, 2010
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
A major weather pattern is expected to take place in the eastern Pacific starting this week. A series of Pacific storms are expected to come into the region with the potential for an extended period of significant rainfall and strong winds. Park visitors should be advised that the combination of heavy rainfall and strong winds may cause falling of trees along roads and trails within the Point Reyes National Seashore which could lead to temporary closures.
The first in a series of weather systems will bring locally heavy rainfall amounts to the area Friday afternoon into evening. A second and very powerful storm system is forecasted to arrive Saturday into Sunday. Damaging winds, gusting to as high as 60 miles per hour, are also predicted.
National Park Service staff are checking all culverts before the storms arrive to make sure they are free of any debris so water can flow through more easily. Staff is also placing gas-powered generators near wells and buildings to allow operations to continue in the event of power outages.
Please visit our Closures page for updated trail conditions as they change.
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...