2014 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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
More Red Flag Conditions and Extreme Fire Danger - Tuesday November 1, 2011
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Another red flag warning, following the one last week, has been issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay hills and the East Bay hills. This warning will be in effect from Tuesday morning 6:00 a.m. until Wednesday 6:00 a.m., November 1 and 2. Winds are expected to shift tonight to an offshore flow, bringing warm, dry strong winds from the interior to the coast. Based on this weather pattern, the fire danger rating will be Extreme tomorrow for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate NRA sites in Marin County. Park sites in San Mateo County are not affected.
Public restrictions in effect on Tuesday within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:
Public restrictions that will be in effect on Tuesday at GGNRA sites in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:
Details about the red flag warning can be found on the National Weather Service website: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/
Did You Know?
Historically, the Humboldt squid were seldom found further north than Baja California. The squid then came north en masse during the 1997/98 El Nino and have maintained a fairly regular presence in the waters off of northern and central California--including Point Reyes--ever since. More...