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 »
Welcome to the Point Reyes National Seashore Reading Room! The purpose of these pages is to provide park management documents, reference materials, original data, and background information that will help inform you about how the National Park Service manages the 90,000 acres that comprise the Seashore. These pages will be updated frequently as issues of importance change and new topics of interest arise. Some of the information you will find in the Reading Room is considered "raw data"—collected by park staff and volunteers and not yet analyzed. Some of the information is analyzed and presented in the form of final reports. And some of the information, such as that contained in the Freedom of Information Act Responses page, has previously been requested by members of the press or public and is therefore being provided to all.
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...