Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
2014 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 »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
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?
The Point Reyes Lighthouse was completed in 1870, 16 years after Congress initially appropriated funds for its construction. It still stands in its original location, having weathered over 140 years at what is considered to be the windiest, foggiest location on the US west coast. More...