A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

Features

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Marin MPA Watch Field Training at Limantour Beach

Saturday, Feb. 6 from noon to 3:30 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about our Marine Protected Areas, become a trained MPA Watch volunteer.

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Visitors boarding the Marin Airporter at Drakes Beach.

2016 Winter Shuttle Bus System

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard may be closed from 9 am to 5:30 pm on weekends & federal holidays beyond South Beach to visitor motor traffic.

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Ranger leading tour along the Earthquake Trail.

Ranger-guided Programs

Visitors are invited to explore the wonders of Point Reyes and learn more about National Seashore’s natural and cultural history with a Park Ranger.

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Winter Wildlife Docent describing baleen to a visitor.

Experience Elephant Seals and Gray Whales

Docents will be stationed at the Lighthouse Observation Deck and the Elephant Seal Overlook from 11 am to 4:30 pm on weekends through April.

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A painting entitled

"Reflections: Point Reyes NS & West Marin"

Paintings and drawings by Nina Trowbridge will be on display in the Red Barn Classroom from February 8 through March 31.

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A shade structure and kotca at Kule Loklo.

Kule Loklo Workday

Help maintain a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next workday is Saturday, February 13.

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Kehoe Ranch in the foreground with the McClures Ranch and Chimney Rock in the background. © Sue Van Der Wal.

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

The NPS is conducting a ranch planning process for the working ranches administered by PRNS. Community Workshop Public Comment Analysis now available.

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Douglas iris and Drakes Estero. © Sue Van Der Wal.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

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Hiker approaching the end of Chimney Rock Trail.

Point Reyes Field Institute

Whether you're interested in flora or fauna, hiking or history, weaving or watercolor, Point Reyes Field Institute offers something for everyone.

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