National Parks in Marin County
The spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have been set aside for the enjoyment and use of the public. More than 2.5 million people travel to Marin each year to enjoy the beaches and unspoiled wilderness that make up the Point Reyes National Seashore.
They are joined by hundreds of thousands of national and international visitors who stroll through Muir Woods and marvel at this towering ancient redwood forest. The scenery and beauty of Marin County’s environment is an unusual treasure.
Marin County in partnership with Leave No Trace currently has a Cleaner California Coast initiative, and practicing the seven principles are encouraged. These seven principles is an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. The Principles can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your backyard. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information to empower you to minimize your impacts:
Principle #1: Plan Ahead and Prepare
Principle #2: Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
Principle #3: Dispose of Waste Properly
Principle #4: Leave What You Find
Principle #5: Miminize Campfire Impacts
Principle #6: Respect Wildlife
Principle #7: Be Considerate of Others