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 »
Volunteers Wanted for 2006 Harbor Seal Monitoring Program
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Contact: Harbor Seal Volunteer Coordinator, 415-464-5210
Help protect the natural resources of Point Reyes National Seashore and one of the most significant breeding populations of harbor seals in California by being involved in a long-term monitoring program. Learn about harbor seals and their ecology through an intensive training program.
Volunteers survey on weekdays or weekends, March-July. A minimum commitment of 2 surveys per month is required. Work requires long hikes and volunteers must be in good physical condition and have some biology experience.
Training starts Saturday, February 25th at Bear Valley. Two additional required training sessions include March 11 and March 25.
Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 415-464-5210 for more information.
Did You Know?
Historically, the Humboldt squid were seldom found further north than Baja California. The squid then came north en masse during the 1997/98 El Nino and have maintained a fairly regular presence in the waters off of northern and central California--including Point Reyes--ever since. More...