Weekends and holidays, December 29, 2012, through April 27, 2013, weather permitting. Volunteer docents will be stationed at the Lighthouse Observation Deck from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions about gray whales. Visitors will be able to view gray whales through park-provided binoculars and scopes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the high volume of traffic out to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas during the gray whale migration, the park will be operating a shuttle bus system from the Drakes Beach parking lot (usually from New Year's weekend to Easter each year on weekends and holidays-weather permitting). Sir Francis Drake Boulevard from South Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas WILL BE CLOSED during shuttle operating hours.