Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 26.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 26. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 27.
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Point Reyes National Seashore is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Point Reyes National Seashore marine biologists team-up with Law Enforcement to conduct an on-site GAR Risk Assessment to determine whether the scientific gains achieved by accessing an elephant seal colony via a hazardous, steep trail were worth the physical risks of doing so. Read more
Recognizing the significance of electronics stewardship, Point Reyes National Seashore is participating in the Federal Electronics Challenge program through the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more
Point Reyes National Seashore has adopted a variety of state-of-the-art technology and developed new exhibits to better communicate to a more diverse audience. Highlights include the installation of an Science On a Sphere® exhibit and, to better provide accessibility for the visually impaired, a new 3-D tactile map will soon be installed at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Read more
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...