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 »
23rd Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Contact: Rod Torrez, 415-464-5131
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Please join us for this traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes National Seashore, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, and the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin are hosting the 23rd Annual Festival on Saturday, July 19, from 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators will demonstrate their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts. Indian tacos will be on sale.
No dancers will perform at this event in keeping with tradition - honoring the recent passing of Coast Miwok/Kashaya Pomo elder Lanny Pinola.
Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo. Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo. This event is great for the whole family and is free of charge. For more information please call the Bear Valley Visitor Center at (415) 464-5100.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...