Vision Fire - Update on Trails: October 21, 1995

Map showing closed trails after the 1995 Vision Fire.

Trails marked in RED were closed until further notice

Darker area of map shows approximate burn zone

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Inverness Trail below Mt. Vision looking east after the 1995 Vision Fire.
Inverness Trail below Mt. Vision looking east after the 1995 Vision Fire.

Campground Closures: (Until April 1, 1996)
Sky Camp
Coast Camp

Best Fire Overlooks:
Arch Rock
Estero Trailhead
Bull Point Trail
Drakes Beach

These closures were for your safety.
Burned areas present a danger to you from falling trees, tree limbs and smoldering materials. Trails signs have been destroyed and old ranch roads have been exposed making it easy to get lost in the burned area. Rehabilitation crews using heavy equipment are also still working to reduce the affect of fire suppression efforts in the wilderness area. Check at visitor centers for closure updates.

"Our greatest contribution to these damaged wilderness areas will be to let it be - to walk softly and let the natural process occur."
Fire Resource Advisor/Vision Fire

How Can I Help?

Limantour Spit and Muddy Hollow after the 1995 Vision Fire.
Limantour Spit and Muddy Hollow after the 1995 Vision Fire.

Respect "Area Closed" signs.
These closures reflect our concern for your safety and enjoyment while visiting Point Reyes. We need your cooperation in allowing us time to restore trails, stabilize slopes, rebuild bridges and re-sign trail intersections.

Volunteer with the Habitat Restoration Team.
The team meets twice a month on weekends to control the spread of non-native plants, and now will also be monitoring burned areas for plant regrowth and a variety of rehabilitation projects. Call (415) 663-1092 for more information or to sign up.

Donate to the Point Reyes Rehabilitation Fund.
These funds will be used to replace trail signs and picnic tables, stabilize watershed areas against winter rains, monitor endangered species populations in the burn areas, and other fire rehabilitation projects. Checks can be made our to "Point Reyes National Seashore Association" and mailed to:

Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
ATTN: Rehabilitation Fund

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