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 »
Business Plan 2004
Like any other organization, Point Reyes National Seashore must communicate with interested parties, including Congress and the American public, to account for funds allocated through Congressional appropriations, to provide an accurate picture of financial health, and to highlight strategic actions to improve its current situation. This Business Plan (BP) is structured to accomplish just that.
This Business Plan is the result of an initiative undertaken by a creative public/private partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, and private foundations. With outside guidance, the park has developed a more creative and accurate process for developing this plan.
Point Reyes National Seashore produced its first Business Plan in October 1999. This updated plan begins by presenting an historical overview of Point Reyes, both in qualitative and quantitative terms. It then highlights the current financial picture of the park's major activity areas. Then the plan compares the current situation with the level of staffing and funding needed to run the park according to operating standards. Finally, in the Strategic Priorities section, several long-term strategies for reducing some of the major shortfalls in the park's operating budget have been described. The overall result of this plan is a comprehensive portrait of the park's operating environment. The hope is that a systematic and strategic effort will close the budget gap.
2004 Business Plan (592 KB PDF)
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)are the largest pinniped with males reaching a maximum of about 5,000 lbs. Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are much smaller with both males and females reaching a maximum weight of around 250 lbs. More...