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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 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 »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »

Current Planning Efforts

Point Reyes National Seashore is currently developing the management plans or working on the projects listed below.

NEW! - Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) is initiating a ranch planning process for the approximately 28,000 acres of working beef cattle and dairy ranches administered by Point Reyes National Seashore. The first step in the ranch planning process is initiation of public scoping. Scoping, which will run from April 21 through June 2, 2014, invites the public to comment so concerns are identified early and the analysis is focused on the issues raised.

Road Maintenance and Improvement Projects at Point Reyes National Seashore
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, proposes to rehabilitate 22 miles of paved park roads and parking areas in Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) including Limantour Road and the roads to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the NPS will prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential effects of alternatives for repairing and improving park roads and parking areas on the natural, cultural, and human environment. A 30-day public scoping period intended to engage the public in this NEPA process closed on August 30, 2013.

Verizon Wireless Proposed Cellular Communications Facility, Point Reyes Hill
The National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to evaluate an application from Verizon Wireless for a ten year right-of-way permit to install, operate, and maintain a commercial wireless telecommunication facility on Point Reyes Hill within the area zoned "Radio Range Station." A 45-day public scoping period intended to engage the public in this NEPA process, which will evaluate the effects of the potential issuance of a right of way permit for the commercial telecommunications facility, closed on August 7, 2013.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement
The public comments for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are now available.

Air Tour Management Plan Development at Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore

Adapting Drakes Beach Visitor Access Facilities to Accommodate Anticipated Coastal Change to Improve Natural Coastal Process Project

Coastal Dune Habitat Restoration Project

Point Reyes - Giacomini Public Access

Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

Giacomini Land Exchange

Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project

Non-Native Deer Management Plan

Did You Know?

Earthquake Trailhead

Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault adjacent to Point Reyes are rather rare. Big quakes shift Point Reyes up to 20 feet once every 130 years or so, but otherwise there is very little movement. More...