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 »
Reading Room: Other Documents of Interest: Harbor Seal Data
The data files posted here contain harbor seal data collected within Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE) and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA) from 1982 through July 2009.
Each of the databases is provided in Microsoft Access 2003 format. Two additional files representing Drakes Estero harbor seal data from 1982 through 1993 have been made available in PDF format.
In accordance with Executive Order 12906, these data files have been provided with metadata records following the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM). Table and data field definitions can be viewed in the metadata records (5 Entity and Attribute Information). Metadata records for each of the databases also include a data quality section (2 Data Quality Information) that describes the error-checking, quality control, and quality assurance measures taken with each data set.
The metadata files have been provided in PDF format.
Download additional unentered harbor seal datasheets collected from several sites in 1997 (9,528 KB PDF) and unentered datasheets of just lower Drakes Estero collected in 1997 (2,006 KB PDF).
Click on a link below to download the desired Zip files, which contain both the data and the metadata:
UPDATED - SFAN_PHOCA_2000_2013 (1,495 KB Zip file)
UPDATED - PORE_PHOCA_SUBSITE_2008_2013 (933 KB Zip file)
UPDATED - GOGA_PHOCA_2000_2013 (550 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_DE_SUBSITE_1997_2007 (387 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_1996_1999 (145 KB Zip file)
UPDATED - PORE_PHOCA_PRH_1997_2013 (209 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_DE_1982_1993 (17 KB Zip file)
PORE_PHOCA_DE_DISTURBANCES_1982_1983 (18 KB Zip file)
Did You Know?
The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...