• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Laws & Policies

On this page, you will find the legislation establishing Point Reyes National Seashore and designating Wilderness within the National Seashore, along with documents detailing the Rules and Regulations for the National Seashore. Check out our Park Regulations page in the Plan Your Visit section for an overview of the rules that apply to most visitor activities.


Palomarin Parking Area Temporary Closure
A temporary closure of the parking area at the Palomarin Trailhead is required for parking area surface maintenance. Due to the presence of heavy equipment and maintenance activities, the parking area will be impassable to all public vehicle and horse use during these repairs. Hikers and backpackers will be allowed to access the restrooms, Coast Trail, and Mesa Road, but will need to park on the ocean side of Mesa Road south of the Palomarin Trailhead parking area. The parking area will be closed from 7 am on Monday, March 30, 2015, through 5 pm on Friday, April 3, 2015, or for the duration of the project, whichever is shorter.
Determination of Temporary Closure - March 25, 2015 (32 KB PDF)
Map of Palomarin Parking Area Temporary Closure (190 KB PDF)



Marine Protected Areas are marine or estuarine areas set aside to protect or conserve marine life and habitat. Marine protected areas in the waters adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore went into effect on May 1, 2010. Visit our Marine Life Protection Act page for more information.


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