Point Reyes Fire Management will be using heavy equipment on the Inverness Ridge Trail this week.
A recreation advisory is in effect for hiking, horse riding, and biking along the Inverness Ridge Trail (aka Bayview Fire Road) during the week of September 14, 2014. Extra caution in this area is critical while work is in progress. More »
All Park Roads are currently open.
The 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System ended on Sunday, March 30, 2014, and is scheduled to resume on Saturday, December 27, 2014.
Inverness Ridge Trail
In summer, many species of birds raise their newly hatched young at Point Reyes, offering bird watchers many opportunities to see chicks, fledgling, juvenile, and adult birds. Thousands of common murres struggle to protect their incubating eggs while perched on the surf-pounded rocks below the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Visitors to the Lighthouse may also witness peregrine falcons chasing marauding ravens from their nests and territory. Tule elk begin rutting (mating activity) by early August. Tule elk may be viewed on Tomales Point and near Limantour and Drakes Beaches. On weekends, tule elk docents are stationed at Tomales Point to help visitors learn more about the tule elk and get a better view of the elk through binoculars. Please visit our Wildlife Viewing page for more information.
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach is closed until Saturday, December 27, 2014, after which it will be open weekends and some federal holidays through the duration of the Winter Shuttle Bus System.
Through Labor Day, visitors are invited to join a park ranger to learn more about Point Reyes and its history, wildlife, and/or geology during daily ranger-led programs.
Drakes Beach Café is indefinitely closed.
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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 2014, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...