CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. 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.
2013 Holiday Open House
Join us on Friday, December 13 for our Holiday Open House at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Come meet park staff and other members of the community.Read More
Salmon Spawning Season
As winter rains return, Coho salmon & Steelhead trout begin swimming up area streams in order to spawn. Find out where you can observe the migration.Read More
Kule Loklo Workday
Help maintain a recreated Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next workday is Saturday, December 14.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
"M.B. Boissevain, Marin's First Farm Advisor"
Historical photographs of M.B. Boissevain will be exhibited in West Marin through December 18. Receptions were held on November 17.Read More
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System Resumes
Starting December 28, 2013, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. will be closed 9 am to 5:30 pm on weekends & holidays beyond South Beach to visitor motor traffic.Read More
Point Reyes Fungus Fair - January 4 & 5
Come learn about the fungi gathered by volunteers who are helping to collect, identify, and catalog the species of mushrooms at the Point Reyes.Read More
Environmental Impact Statement on Drakes Estero
The NPS developed 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
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...