Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
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.
Harbor seal protection measures are now in effect
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero and other areas is implemented to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.Read More
Special 2013 Memorial Day Commemorative
Join the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard for services at the Historic Life-Saving Service Cemetery on Monday, May 27.Read More
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.Read More
Habitat Restoration Program Workdays
Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes National Seashore. The next workday is on June 9.Read More
Thomas Wood Paints the Marin Landscape
Thomas Wood's original artwork will be exhibited at the Red Barn from April 6 through June 27, 2013. Reception for the artist on Saturday, April 20.Read More
Abbotts Lagoon, Chimney Rock, and Tomales Point are great locations to find wildflowers in bloom during the late winter and early spring.Read More
Environmental Impact Statement on Drakes Estero
The NPS is developing an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential issuance of a permit for commercial operations within Drakes Estero.Read More
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.Read More
Point Reyes 2013 Trails Challenge
Take the Challenge! You are invited to join this self-paced exploration of our amazing park.Read More
Did You Know?
40 percent of all debris items picked up during California Coastal Cleanup Days are cigarette butts. In 2008, volunteers picked up over 340,000 of them in only three hours. 2008 was the 24th straight year in which cigarette butts were the most numerous debris item picked up. More...