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The Bear Valley Ranch and Visitor Center
Point Reyes National Seashore, California

The barn-like visitor center at Bear Valley Ranch provides useful information, issues backpack permits, and has some excellent natural history displays. There are picnic tables under the big fir trees and a large parking lot for hikers, plus a staging area for horseback riders.

Nearby is the Morgan Horse Farm, where ranger patrol horses are raised and trained, and the Earthquake Trail which follows and interprets the San Andreas Fault. A short distance in the other direction is Kule Loklo, a recreation of a Coast Miwok Indian village.


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The Bear Valley Visitor Center

The Bear Valley Visitor Center

The Point Reyes Visitor Center at Bear Valley Ranch was design3ed to resemble the old cow barns that typify the area.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: October 16, 2014
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Elephant seal model at Bear Valley

Elephant seal model at Bear Valley

A life-size model of an elephant seal bull at the Bear Valley visitor center

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: April 10, 2011
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Bear Valley visitor center at Point Reyes

Bear Valley visitor center at Point Reyes

Inside the Point Reyes visitor center at Bear Valley

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: April 10, 2011
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Exhibits at the Bear Valley visitor center

Exhibits at the Bear Valley visitor center

Natural history exhibits at the Point Reyes visitor center at Bear Valley

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: April 10, 2011
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Bear Valley picnic area

Bear Valley picnic area

A picnic area under tall Douglas firs at the Bear Valley center

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: April 10, 2011
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Earthquake Trail at Bear Valley

Earthquake Trail at Bear Valley

The interpretive Earthquake Trail near the Bear Valley center

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: April 10, 2011
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Offset fence on the Earthquake Trail

Offset fence on the Earthquake Trail

Re-creation of a fence offset by the 1906 Earthquake, on the Earthquake Trail at Bear Valley

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: April 10, 2011
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Sweat lodge at Kule Loklo Indian Village

Sweat lodge at Kule Loklo Indian Village

Recreation of an earth-sheltered sweat lodge at Kule Loklo Indian Village.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: November 10, 2011
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Indian Village of Kule Loklo at Bear Valley

Indian Village of Kule Loklo at Bear Valley

Bark slab shelters at the Native American village site of Kule Loklo.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Date photographed: November 10, 2011
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