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.


Current Temporary Closures

McCurdy Trail Closure - Thursday October 22, 2015
The McCurdy Trail is scheduled to be closed on Thursday, October 22 due to a prescribed fire in close proximity to the trail.
Determination of Temporary Trail Closure - signed on October 19, 2015 (24 KB PDF)
Map of Temporary Closure (130 KB PDF)

Woodpecker Trail Closure - From July 14, 2015, until further notice
A temporary closure of the Woodpecker Trail is in effect until further notice in order to complete necessary hazard tree(s) mitigation and potential trail re-route to maintain public health and safety. Due to the presence of these hazardous conditions, use of the trail by anyone is not safe until these hazards are mitigated.
Determination of Temporary Trail Closure - July 14, 2015 (28 KB PDF)

The Determinations of Temporary Closures Archive page contains information about temporary closures that are no longer in effect.



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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