Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
National Park Service Signs Special Use Permit with Drakes Bay Oyster Company
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Park Service (NPS) today signed a special use permit with the operators of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
The permit allows a commercial oyster and clam operation within Drakes Estero, part of Point Reyes National Seashore, through 2012.
Terms of the permit are consistent with the Consent Order of the California Coastal Commission for the commercial operation, focusing on conditions and uses that protect the park resources.
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...