• 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 »

Reading Room: Freedom of Information Act Responses

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access any Point Reyes National Seashore, National Park Service (NPS), or Department of the Interior (DOI) records unless the information in those records is protected by one or more of nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) and there is a sound legal basis to withhold them.

Many of the FOIA response documents include redactions related to one or more of the nine exemptions under FOIA. In these cases, the FOIA exemption is noted and is explained in the associated transmittal letter. Additional information, including certain personal information, (e.g. personal addresses, phone numbers, and or personal electronic email addresses) has been redacted to maintain the privacy rights of these individuals.

On this page you will find materials provided to members of the public and media who have requested them under the FOIA, as well as the final letter from the NPS to the requester. Because of the large number of documents requested of Point Reyes National Seashore through FOIA since 2007, not all of the documents are currently available. This webpage will be updated frequently with materials responsive to past FOIA requests, as well as future ones.

2012 FOIA Log (7 KB PDF) - Brief descriptions of the FOIA requests
Fiscal Year 2012 FOIA Responses

2011 FOIA Log (7 KB PDF) - Brief descriptions of the FOIA requests
Fiscal Year 2011 FOIA Responses

2010 FOIA Log (18 KB PDF) - Brief descriptions of the FOIA requests
Fiscal Year 2010 FOIA Responses

Fiscal Year 2009 FOIA Responses (coming soon)

Fiscal Year 2008 FOIA Responses (coming soon)

Fiscal Year 2007 FOIA Responses (coming soon)


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Humpback whale spout

Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...