Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
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 »
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 »
Second Consecutive Extreme Fire Alert Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore on October 4, 2013
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon, stated that again today is an extreme fire danger alert within the Seashore due to the potential high fire danger. The warning is in effect due to low humidity and offshore winds. An additional warning could be issued tomorrow dependent on fire conditions.
Even though the Point Reyes National Seashore is closed due to the government shutdown, this release is being issued as a public safety message.
Most activities that become prohibited during periods of extreme fire hazard are already prohibited due to the park closure. Those include: 1) no wood or charcoal fires will be allowed on beaches or in picnic areas; 2) all previously issued fire permits become null and void; 3) smoking will be prohibited on park trails; and 4) Mount Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic. Red Flag Fire Alerts are issued on a daily basis, since fire weather can change from day to day.
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 ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...