Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 26.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 26. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 27.
Park Wavelengths - September 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The parking lot immediately next to the Bear Valley Visitor center will be closed while it is being paved and striped beginning at 7 am Wednesday, September 25 through Friday, September 27.
Limantour Road repairs begin Monday, September 30 and will last through October 31. The road will be closed at the gate near Kule Loklo as of 8 am Monday through Friday and will reopen at 5 pm each day. The road is open weekends. The road is being repaired where a culvert collapse occurred.
We will keep you posted as to when these areas are reopened.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Subject: Bear Valley Closures
The Bear Valley picnic area, restrooms at the Earthquake Trailhead, and the Earthquake Trail remain closed due to the large downed Douglas fir which fell on Saturday. Debris is being removed. We will keep you posted as to when it is cleared.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Harvest Moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox of September 22, rises on September 18.
Leaves are dropping everywhere from the California Buckeye trees. Look for the fuzzy green "tennis balls" forming. These pods hold a fleshy chestnut brown seed. Bay trees also have their small lemon colored pods, the outer coat of which will become purple when the nut inside is ripe.
Gray squirrels are scrambling through trees, barking away in their fall mating season. These avid climbers make a raspy, barking sound to attract mates.
The park hosts a naturalization ceremony on Friday, September 20 at the Bear Valley Picnic Area beginning at 11 am. New citizens will be sworn in and welcomed. The event is open to the public.
On Saturday, September 21, Limantour Beach will benefit from California Coastal Cleanup Day. Meet at the main Limantour Beach parking lot at 10 am to clean up the beach.
A mapping service vehicle has been on park roads to take information on the Lighthouse routes; finishing up this week.
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...