Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 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 »
Interagency Pass Program
The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The new interagency pass series collectively known as the Interagency Pass is now available.
Recreational information for all Federal agencies can be found at Recreation.gov
The five passes in the interagency program are:
1) Interagency Annual Pass - Cost $80
2) Interagency Senior Pass - Cost $10
3) Interagency Access Pass - Free
4) Interagency Annual Pass for Active Duty Military and Their Dependents - Free
5) Interagency Volunteer Pass - Free
All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram
Golden Age Passport
Golden Access Passport
Did You Know?
40 percent of all debris items picked up during California Coastal Cleanup Days are cigarette butts. In 2008, volunteers picked up over 340,000 of them in only three hours. 2008 was the 24th straight year in which cigarette butts were the most numerous debris item picked up. More...