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.


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Coastal Dune Restoration Environmental Assessment

Point Reyes National Seashore issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for this Environmental Assessment on May 12, 2015.

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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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Point Reyes Lighthouse at dusk. Photo by Bruce Farnsworth.

Illuminating the Point Reyes Light

Saturday, July 4. Experience the Point Reyes Lighthouse just before sunset. Space is limited on this popular program. Reservations required.

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Logo for the Marin MPA Watch

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training/Group Survey

Monday, July 6 from 9 am to noon. If you love the beach and are curious about our Marine Protected Areas, become a trained MPA Watch volunteer.

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Several individuals standing on Bolinas Beach, c.1900. Historic photograph by Gertrude Southworth. Photo courtesy of the Gertrude Southworth Archive, Bolinas Museum.

"Life Along the Coast"

Historic photographs by Gertrude Southworth will be on display in the Red Barn Classroom from July 8 through August 20.

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Docents at Windy Gap with visitors looking at tule elk

Tule Elk Docent Program Looking for Volunteers

Docents help visitors view, understand, and appreciate the tule elk on Tomales Point. The annual two-day training session will occur on July 11 & 19.

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A herd of tule elk on Tomales Point.

Tule Elk at Tomales Point FAQ

The National Park Service has published an FAQ (frequently asked questions) page in response to recent inquiries about the tule elk at Tomales Point.

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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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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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