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 »
Public Scoping Meetings Set for Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Four upcoming scoping meetings have been set for public input on Point Reyes National Seashore’s General Management Plan (GMP) and Environmental Impact Statement. This planning document will take approximately 3-4 years to write and receive public comment on. The GMP will be the management tool for park staff for the next 10-20 years. The new plan will replace the existing plan written in 1980.
The scoping process is used to determine the scope of issues to be addressed and for identifying the significant issues related to a proposed action. Public comment can be mailed to the Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, Ca 94956, ATTN: GMP until November 30, 1999.
The four public meetings are scheduled at the following locations and time:
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...