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Red Flag Alert Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore is in effect through September 27, 2017.

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Date: September 25, 2017
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

Point Reyes National Seashore Acting Superintendent Steve Mietz, stated that beginning today and going through Wednesday afternoon, September 27, an extreme fire danger alert within the Seashore is in effect. The alert is in effect due to potential high fire danger from extremely high temperatures, low relative humidity, and offshore winds.

Activities prohibited during periods of extreme fire hazard include:

  1. no wood or charcoal fires will be allowed on beaches or in picnic areas;
  2. all previously issued fire permits become null and void;
  3. smoking will be prohibited on park trails; and
  4. Mount Vision Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic.

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Last updated: September 25, 2017

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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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