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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »
24th Annual Big Time Festival At Kule Loklo
Contact: Loretta Farley, NPS, 415-464-5140
Contact: Lorelle Ross, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 707-566-2288
Please join us for this traditional Coast Miwok festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin and Point Reyes National Seashore are hosting the annual festival on Saturday, July 17, from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m., at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day craftspeople will demonstrate their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Traditional dances will be performed. Fry bread will be on sale.
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 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria at 707-566-2288 or Point Reyes National Seashore at 415-464-5140.
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...