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 »
Fire Management Plan
National Park Service policy requires that each park with vegetation capable of burning prepare a plan to guide a fire management program that is responsive to natural and cultural resource objectives, reduces risks to developed facilities and adjacent communities, and provides for public and staff safety. In 2004, the National Park Service proposed to revise Point Reyes National Seashore's Fire Management Plan to expand the use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatment for all lands under its management. In 2006, the Operational Strategy for the Fire Management Plan was published. The purpose of the Fire Management Plan is to provide a framework for all fire management activities for the Seashore and the North District of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including suppression of unplanned ignitions, prescribed fire, and mechanical fuels treatments. It is intended to guide the fire management program for approximately the next 10-15 years.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...