Current Fire Information

Wildfires:
There are no fires burning in Point Reyes National Seashore at this time.

Prescribed Fires:
Information about scheduled prescribed fires that will take place in the Seashore during 2016 will be posted here later this summer.
For more information call 415-464-5133.

Fires Outside the Park
Information about fires at other National Park Service sites is available on NPS Fire News.
Information about large fires throughout the U.S. is available on InciWeb.
The national Situation Report (PDF - file size changes daily) provides a summary of fire activity across the U.S. by geographic area.

Daily Fire Danger Rating:
Call 415-464-5100 x2 x1 to find out what today's fire danger is.

Depending on the current fire danger, the following types of heat sources will be permitted (YES) or prohibited (NO):

FIRE DANGER RATING Self-contained gas stoves Park provided grills (designated picnic areas & campgrounds) Self-contained charcoal barbecues (i.e., Webers) Beach open pitfires
LOW YES YES YES YES
MODERATE YES YES YES YES
HIGH YES YES YES NO
VERY HIGH YES NO NO NO
EXTREME or RED FLAG WARNING YES NO NO NO


Under very high and extreme fire danger conditions:

  • Smoking is banned on all park trails and in backcountry areas in the park.
  • Mt. Vision Road is closed to vehicle traffic.

At all times, regardless of current fire danger:

  • Fires shall at all times be maintained in a safe condition that does not threaten any person, natural, or structural feature.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Extinguish all fires with water prior to departure.
  • Ground fires are not permitted.
  • Firewood gathering is prohibited.
  • The possession or discharge of fireworks is prohibited.
  • Report all wildfires immediately.
  • Ask a park ranger for further information.

Weather:
National Weather Service forecast for Bear Valley/Olema, CA
National Weather Service Fire Weather Planning Forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California Coast
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey Forecast Office Fire Weather Zones
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey Forecast Office
National Weather Service California Fire Weather
National Weather Service National Fire Weather Page


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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
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; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; 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.

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