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 »
Flood Damage and Closures at Point Reyes National Seashore Due to February 2-3, 1998 Storm
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Last night during the storm, Point Reyes National Seashore sustained winds up to 82 mph at the Point Reyes Headlands and the park received over 6 inches of rain. Due to the heavy rainfall, several roads and trails within Point Reyes National Seashore are impassable until crews can remove fallen trees and limbs and open clogged culverts. Additionally, a number of slides throughout the Seashore have occurred due to the heavy precipitation. Along Limantour Road strong gusts of wind downed well over 200 trees. The fallen trees have created a hazardous condition on the roadway. The road will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday, February 4) to continue clearing downed trees.
The National Seashore will remain open but hikers are advised to use extreme caution while hiking the trails. The potential for additional trees falling is very high and the weather forecasts for this coming weekend are calling for another strong Pacific storm coming ashore by Thursday evening.
Superintendent Don Neubacher stated, "We will work diligently to reopen trails and roads as quickly as possible." In addition, he expressed “the public should exercise caution until the weather improves."
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