Cracks were reported on a portion of the bluff near the Chimney Rock Trail on December 21, 2015. These fissures could indicate the possibility of a weakening cliff face in the area. The land may be unstable and a collapse could occur. Stay on designated trail.
The crescent Moon will be close to Venus on December 7; Geminids meteor shower from December 6 to December 19; fire season is over; California Department of Public Health's Shellfish Information Line; annual holidays open house is on December 11.
On November 15 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day.
The Taurid and Leonid meteor showers; annual mussel quarantine restrictions have been lifted; coho salmon and steelhead trout will be spawning soon; new artwork in the Bear Valley Visitor Center produced by the Latino Photo Project; maintenance work occurring at Bear Valley Visitor Center; the Bear Valley Visitor Center will be open on Veterans Day.
The National Park is resuming a prescribed burn today in the south area off Highway 1, near Dogtown and the McCurdy Trail to reduce exotic plants. Smoke may lie low across the highway due to weather conditions.
Orionid meteor shower; black-tailed deer; duck hunting season on the Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve; controlled burns this week in the Drakes Estero area to eliminate exotic broom; road paving projects are scheduled for Bear Valley Road on October 22 and 23; "Bats of Point Reyes" ranger programs on October 24, 25, and 31.
Point Reyes National Seashore currently has two positions announced and open for applications online through www.usajobs.gov: a full-time winter position at park visitor centers and an on-call, weekends-only position supporting the winter shuttle bus system.
Updates on artwork displayed at the Bear Valley Visitor Center; clarification concerning how to obtain an Interagency Senior Pass on Senior Skip Day; the Bear Valley and Lighthouse Visitor Centers are open on Monday, October 12; all campgrounds are full for the weekend.
Autumnal equinox, full moon, and fall color; new, short address for Lighthouse web camera; California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19; a couple small wildfires occurred in the park last week; naturalization ceremony on Friday, September 25; Sonoma Birding's annual Optics and Nature Festival on Sunday, September 20; Every Kid in a Park initiative.
Higher than usual tides this week; tool use by acorn woodpeckers; all campgrounds are full for Labor Day weekend; all park visitor centers are open for the holiday weekend; new art exhibits at Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12; 41 spotted owl nest sites found in West Marin this year; weekend closure of beach between Abbotts Lagoon and North Beach parking lot; Crocosmia along Bear Valley Trail; Bear Valley Visitor Center auditorium projector has been repaired.
Delta Aquarid meteor shower in late July; blue moon on July 31; "Lake Drake" returns to Drakes Beach; spring coho salmon smolt trapping data analysis; Woodpecker Trail closed until further notice; 36th Annual Big Time Festival on July 18.
Berries are ripening; pink-footed shearwater travels past Point Reyes; seasonal harbor seal protection measures have been lifted; fireworks prohibited throughout Marin County, including at Point Reyes National Seashore; changes in visitor center hours.
Full moon and low tides; bush lupine and elderberry are blooming; fire season has officially begun in the Seashore; brief road closure of Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station on June 7; new artwork on display at the Bear Valley Visitor Center; volunteer opportunity on National Trail Day, June 6.
Gray whale migration has trickled off; humpback whales observed off Stinson and Limantour beaches; white flowers are everywhere; first snowy plover chick hatched on April 29; temporary closure of most of the beach between North Beach and Abbotts Lagoon; special Memorial Day weekend remembrance on Friday, May 22; the Bear Valley and Lighthouse visitor centers will be open for the holiday weekend.
Lyrid meteor shower from April 16 to April 25; dogwood tree in bloom; by-the-wind sailors washing up on beaches; shuttle season ended on April 12; blood drive on April 20; e-waste collection on April 22.
Full moon and lunar eclipse on April 4; updates on elephant seals, gray whales, and wildflowers; Point Reyes is recruiting teens for the Youth Conservation Corps; Leave No Trace Workshop at the Bear Valley Visitor Center on April 12.
The trail crew needs to replace the bridge on the Coast Trail immediately south of Wildcat Campground from Monday, February 2, through Wednesday, February 4. Coast Trail will be closed between Wildcat Campground and the junction with the Ocean Lake Loop Trail. No through hiking or horse-riding.
The full moon rises on Tuesday, February 3. Early wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Updates on elephant seals, gray whales, and tule elk. Park visitor centers will be open the Presidents Day weekend. If the weather is clear, shuttles will operate through the three-day weekend. Highway 1 south of Muir Beach has re-opened.
The new moon occurs on January 20, accompanied by extreme tides. Updates on winter wildlife and trails blocked by trees. New artwork on display at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Visitor Centers will be open on Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. New stop sign along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard west of the junction for the Estero Trail access road.
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; fire danger information; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.