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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 »

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April 14, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Hosts Earth Day 2014 Electronics Recycling Collection
On April 22, at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, from 10 am to 2 pm, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling and other events across the country to celebrate Earth Day.

April 01, 2014
"Rebels with a Cause" to Broadcast on PBS Stations
Rebels with a Cause, a documentary airing on PBS stations this April, celebrates the people and passion that saved the coastal wonders that would become the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

March 12, 2014
Summer 2014 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program.

March 11, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for March 12, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a beach hazards statements for sneaker waves and rip currents for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

March 11, 2014
BioBlitz 2014 at the Giacomini Wetlands
To better understand, appreciate, and protect our natural treasures, the National Park Service, National Geographic, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and Presidio Trust are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count on Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, 2014.

March 03, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Tourism Creates Nearly $98 Million in Economic Benefits in 2012
A new National Park Service report shows that the more than 2.4 million visitors in 2012 spent nearly $98 million in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 1,100 jobs in the local area.

February 25, 2014
Annual Closures at Point Reyes National Seashore for 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season
From March 1 through June 30, an annual closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

February 10, 2014
AmeriCorps NCCC Members are Reaching for the Root of the Problem at Point Reyes National Seashore
On January 23, a team of nine young adults from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps began working with the Point Reyes National Seashore. The team will help remove invasive species such as cape-ivy, iceplant, fertile capeweed, European beach-grass, and Scotch broom.

January 23, 2014
High Surf Advisory for Point Reyes National Seashore on January 23 & 24, 2014
The National Weather Service report has issued a high surf advisory for the Northern and Central California coast which is in effect until at least 9 pm PST Friday, January 24.

January 20, 2014
Fisherman Swept into Ocean at Point Reyes National Seashore on January 20, 2014
At approximately 12:10 pm today, an individual fisherman was swept out to sea off of Point Reyes Beach North while fishing by himself.

January 11, 2014
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore for January 12, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for large northwest swells that will approach the coast on Saturday evening.

December 17, 2013
Closure to Sea Lion Overlook Stairs for Repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014
The wooden staircase at the Sea Lion Overlook will be closed for repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014.

December 12, 2013
2014 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

December 09, 2013
Fourth Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)
Families with children ages 3-18 are invited to join birders at Point Reyes National Seashore for a half day event to learn some of the important basic elements of the National Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count.

November 27, 2013
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore for November 28, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for large northwest swells that will approach the coast on Thursday.

November 04, 2013
National Parks in Marin County Issue Fire Danger Restrictions on November 4, 2013
National Park Service fire officials have declared that the fire danger rating will be Extreme today for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate NRA sites in Marin County.

October 30, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center Winter 2013–2014 Hours
Point Reyes National Seashore visitor centers will operate under winter hours beginning on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

October 28, 2013
Point Reyes National Seashore to Host National Recycling Collection on November 15, 2013
On November 15 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day.

October 21, 2013
Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project: 5th Anniversary Celebration
Come join us for the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project 5-Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Choose from a variety of activities exploring the restored wetlands in the morning, and/or learn more during the afternoon symposium.

October 21, 2013
Hazardous Surf Conditions at Point Reyes National Seashore for October 21 & 22, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for sneaker waves, strong rip currents, and large surf, which is in effect through Tuesday afternoon, from Sonoma County south to Monterey County.

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White Shark. © Scot Anderson

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