Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Traffic Delays on Limantour Road after August 20, 1998
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
As a result of severe storms in February 1998, sections of Limantour Road at Point Reyes National Seashore were severely impacted and undermined. Funds have now become available from the Federal Highways Administration to begin the repair of the road. On Thursday, August 20, road construction will begin with minor traffic delays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday until Labor Day weekend. The road will remain open on weekends and holidays with one lane of traffic monitored by a traffic light.
After September 8, Limantour Road will be closed to the public for construction from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The road will remain open on weekends and holidays, and before 8:00 am and after 5:00 pm on weekdays. Traffic lights will be in place and visitors are asked to use caution while driving along Limantour Road during the construction period.
Point Reyes National Seashore offers over 140 miles of hiking trails and over 80 miles of scenic coastline. Drakes Beach offers outstanding beach access and has a visitor center and cafe. Point Reyes Beaches North and South is a 12-mile stretch of beach with some access for dogs on leash. Please check at the visitor centers for more detailed information. Park visitors are encouraged to utilize any of these areas within the seashore during this construction period.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...