National Parks in Marin County Issue Fire Danger Restrictions on November 4, 2013

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Date: November 4, 2013
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133

Based on data from a local weather station, National Park Service fire officials have declared that the fire danger rating will be Extreme today for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) sites in Marin County. National Park Service sites in San Francisco and San Mateo County are not affected.

Public restrictions in effect today, Monday, November 4, within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:

  1. All wood or charcoal fires will be banned including grills, although self-contained gas stoves will be permitted at designated campgrounds and picnic areas;
  2. All previously issued fire permits will become null and void;
  3. Mt. Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic; and
  4. Smoking will be prohibited on all park trails and backcountry areas.

Public restrictions that will be in effect today at GGNRA sites in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:

  1. All fires, including campfires at Kirby Cove, beach fires at Muir beach, cooking fires and charcoal grills, are prohibited except for self-contained, portable gas stoves, which are allowed only in designated campground and picnic areas; and
  2. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of Muir Woods National Monument.


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(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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