Greetings from Point Reyes National Seashore

As I poked through a redwood ravine known as Samuel P. Taylor State, crossed the San Andreas Fault in Golden Gate National Recreation area and headed up the mountain for my first visit to Pt. Reyes, I realized just how lucky I was to be in a place that valued the conservation and preservation of open space. Pt. Reyes offered me a beautiful sunny day in which I took full advantage. I studied the biogeography of the recently burned mountain ridge and cooled off with a swim in the Pacific ocean. Afterward I noticed the many people enjoying the beauty of the protected land and could not have been more thankful that this place on Earth remained unscathed and would remain that way forever thanks to the NPS. #SFSU


Point Reyes National Seashore

This seashore, established in 1962, is the only national seashore on the West Coast. It features windswept beaches, coastal cliffs and headlands, marine terraces, coastal uplands, salt marshes, estuaries, and coniferous forests. Located on the Point Reyes Peninsula, 40 miles northwest of San Francisco, the park encompasses about 71,070 acres, stretched across more than 80 miles of undeveloped coastline. Within the park, 32,730 acres are designated wilderness or potential wilderness, constituting one of the most accessible wilderness areas in the country, and the only marine wilderness (Drakes Estero) on the West Coast south of Alaska. The park harbors an astonishingly rich array of wildlife species, some found nowhere else on Earth.

State(s): California

Established: 1972

“The National parks preserve and protect beautiful and pristine places from being bought, sold and developed. Thanks to an active and concerned public, Pt. Reyes, along with other preserves in the bay area, was protected from becoming a real estate development. ”

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