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 »
Point Reyes National Seashore Gets Greener
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
With Earthday 2000 recently celebrated, Superintendent Don Neubacher announced that Point Reyes National Seashore has recently implemented a number of sustainable practices, some of which will become models for other national park units. “We want Point Reyes National Seashore to highlight ways for the public to reduce our impact on the planet. New projects underway illustrate the park’s commitment to green energy and sustainable practices,” stated Superintendent Neubacher.
The following is a partial list of projects and planning efforts that are underway at Point Reyes National Seashore:
Point Reyes National Seashore programs are being funded through the “Green Energy Parks” program that is a joint program of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy. The idea is to promote the use of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies and practices in our national parks. In addition, the program seeks to create partnerships with private-sector organizations and other public agencies that can provide technical expertise and financial resources to support sustainable energy projects in the parks.
Did You Know?
A 1-foot sea level rise can lead to shorelines eroding back 100 feet, and increase the chances of a 100-year flood event in low coastal areas to once every 10 years. More...