Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.
Shuttle Bus Service Begins on December 28, 2002
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Point Reyes National Seashore will begin the annual shuttle bus program beginning on Saturday, December 28. Operating only on weekends and holidays until early April, the popular shuttle bus program runs from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse and then on to Chimney Rock before returning to Drakes Beach. Park visitors need to purchase tickets at Drakes Beach from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. No advance reservations are required. The price is $4.oo for adults and children under 12 are free.
This program was introduced to reduce the number of vehicles travelling to the Point Reyes Headlands during this busy time of year. As the Pacific gray whale journeys past he Headlands, the northern elephant seals also return to the beaches for pupping and breeding. Shuttles will not operate during inclement weather. Visitors can call the Bear Valley Visitor Center for more information at 415-464-5100.
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...