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 »
Helicopter Surveys Scheduled for Week of September 29, 2003
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
In order to gain further scientific information, the National Park Service will be contracting for follow-up helicopter surveys during the week of September 29th at Point Reyes National Seashore. These surveys have been used in the past to count deer and elk in the park. The helicopter surveys will focus on capturing, collaring, then releasing the non-native fallow deer which will in turn give scientists more accurate population estimates for these non-native deer within the Seashore’s boundaries. The following week would be held as a backup in case of inclement weather.
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...