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 »
Search and Rescue Exercise at Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
On Saturday, June 22, interagency search and rescue personnel from Marin County Search and Rescue, Marin County Fire, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Marin Posse will take part in a mock search from approximately 2:00 – 7:00 pm. The mock search and rescue will take place along Limantour Road and the Bayview Trailhead.
Additional exercises could take place in Tomales Bay and other trail locations within the Seashore.
These activities are key in keeping search and rescue personnel trained in various scenarios from lost hikers and hikers with injuries, to boating accidents.
Did You Know?
The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...