Hello from Inverness, where I live and am "sheltering in place." I'm writing tonight to share an important message from the National Park Service and Marin County Department of Health and Human Services .

Point Reyes National Seashore and its surrounding communities had very heavy visitation today. While normally we are so happy to welcome visitors from around the Bay Area and world, the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) requires that Bay Area residents not to travel beyond their communities as they engage in outdoor activities during the statewide shelter-in-place order.

Please #Park In Place by:
  • Staying local.Many local neighborhoods are walkable or have trails and parks nearby that are easily accessed by foot or bicycle. Avoid driving whenever possible, and stay close to home when enjoying fresh air and outdoor activity. 

  • Continuing to practice social distancing when outdoors by staying 6 feet away from people outside your immediate household.

Closures in Effect Beginning March 22nd
Until further notice Point Reyes National Seashore has made the following closures to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Limantour access road
  • Drakes Beach
  • Drakes Estero
  • Mt. Vision Road gates
  • Visitor Centers at Bear Valley, Drakes Beach and the Lighthouse

Limited access will be allowed to Palomarin Trailhead area beyond Commonweal entrance, Pierce Point Road, Lighthouse and Chimney Rock parking lots.

For more details please see the Point Reyes National Seashore's press release.

In West Marin we have a high population of seniors and limited sources of food and supplies, so the impacts of heavy visitation are especially concerning. We look forward to seeing visitors from beyond West Marin after the danger has passed.

In the meantime, PRNSA will be sharing more #ParkInPlace ideas and images of the Park to help us all stay connected to Point Reyes National Seashore in the coming weeks. Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.
Donna Faure
Executive Director
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