• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

National Parks in Marin County Issue Fire Danger Restrictions on November 4, 2013

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Date: November 4, 2013
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133

Based on data from a local weather station, National Park Service fire officials have declared that the fire danger rating will be Extreme today for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) sites in Marin County. National Park Service sites in San Francisco and San Mateo County are not affected.

Public restrictions in effect today, Monday, November 4, within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:

  1. All wood or charcoal fires will be banned including grills, although self-contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas;
  2. All previously issued fire permits will become null and void;
  3. Mt. Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic; and
  4. Smoking will be prohibited on all park trails and backcountry areas.

Public restrictions that will be in effect today at GGNRA sites in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:

  1. All fires, including campfires at Kirby Cove, beach fires at Muir beach, cooking fires and charcoal grills, are prohibited except for self-contained, portable gas stoves, which are allowed only in designated campground and picnic areas; and
  2. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Muir Woods National Monument.

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Elephant seals at the main colony at Point Reyes

Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...