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 »
Red Flag Fire Alert Issued for September 30, 2009, for San Francisco Bay Area National Parks
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
National Park Service Fire Management Officer Roger Wong has recommended a fire alert for several parks in the San Francisco Bay Area in response to a red flag warning which was issued by the National Weather Service today. This red flag warning will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 through 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009. The current warning is due to the low relative humidity and gusty north to northeast winds which are forecasted for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Restrictions that will be in effect Thursday within Point Reyes National Seashore are:
Restrictions that will be in effect Thursday on all Golden Gate NRA lands in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:
John Muir National Historic Site and Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site in the East Bay are also in the area affected by the red flag warning.
Did You Know?
On the Cordell Bank, just 32 kilometers (20 miles) to the west of Point Reyes, there are deep-water corals that are 10 to 15 meters (33 to 50 feet) high and estimated to be over 1500 years old. More...