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 »
1999 Annual Holiday Open House at Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
On Wednesday, December 8th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, staff at Point Reyes National Seashore will hold their annual holiday open house at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Refreshments will be available. Adrienne Olmstead, author of My Nature Journal will be on hand for signing of her new book that will be for sale that evening. Children's activities will also be available.
This an annual event by park staff is brought about to welcome the community and thank everyone for their continued support. Staff from Point Reyes National Seashore Association, the non-profit organization dedicated to educational and scientific efforts of the Seashore, coordinated the evening's events.
Did You Know?
Four species of pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) rest onshore or breed at Point Reyes: the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris), the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus), and the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). More...