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 »
Limantour Road Opened to Vehicles at Point Reyes National Seashore - January 4, 2013
Contact: John Golda, 415-464-5143
Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore will be reopened at 2 pm on Friday, January 4, 2013. The road has been stabilized and temporary measures will provide access until permanent repairs to the road can be carried out in the next few months.
Limantour Road will be opened with one lane of traffic coordinated by stop signs at the site of the repair work. The location of the repairs to Limantour Road is about one and a half miles from the intersection of Limantour and Bear Valley Roads. While additional signs will alert drivers as they approach the area, drivers are urged to use caution while on Limantour Road.
The popular road was closed on Monday morning when a failed culvert caused a section of the roadway to collapse. Park staff have stabilized the road and opened it to traffic, providing visitors and residents with access to Limantour Beach and the surrounding area. With a beautiful beach, popular trails, and educational and hostel facilities, the area is a destination for over 150,000 park visitors every year.
"I am proud of the work this staff does. In a very short time, they have succeeded in opening the road and have provided the public with access to a spectacular part of Point Reyes National Seashore. Limantour Beach is an important place for a lot of visitors," says David Schifsky, Acting Park Superintendent.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/pore.
Commemorating 50 years of Point Reyes National Seashore, 1962-2012
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