Park Wavelengths


Park Wavelengths was a bi-weekly email published from 2003 until mid-2016 informing subscribers about events, closures, natural history, and cultural history at Point Reyes.


Park Wavelengths - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Subject: Cross Marin Trail Work

Forwarded to Park Wavelengths

This [attached news release] is about the upcoming closure of Cross Marin Trail as MMWD replaces a large culvert for fish passage improvements. John

John A. Dell'Osso
Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Park Wavelengths - Friday, July 1, 2016

Plan ahead. The Sunday of a three day weekend is typically the busiest day. Travel early in the day! Parking control staff will be at the Palomarin trailhead and we will keep you posted if it closes.

The Bear Valley and the Lighthouse visitor centers will be open throughout the weekend, including the Monday holiday. All backpack and boat-in permits have been reserved for Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Annual harbor seal protection measures ended yesterday, June 30. Drakes Estero is now open to non-motorized boating until next March. Snowy plover protection measures remain in place on weekends and federal holidays with a temporary beach closure of the Great Beach [Point Reyes Beach] between North Beach and Abbotts Lagoon.

Fireworks are not permitted in Marin County, including Point Reyes National Seashore's beaches and trails. Legal fireworks may be observed at the Marin County Fair.

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Tottori University drift transponder.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Researchers from Tottori University in Japan are tracking tsunami debris by releasing brightly colored drift bottles (see photo to the right). If you come across one on local beaches, please follow instructions on how to contact the researchers.


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Last updated: January 10, 2022

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


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 (e.g., 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.

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