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 »
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Visitor Service Volunteers for the Summer of 2010
Contact: Doug Hee, 415-464-5145
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently recruiting and accepting applications for Visitor Service Volunteers for the summer of 2010. Visitor Service Volunteers help strengthen the connection with and foster stewardship of Point Reyes National Seashore among park visitors by staffing the park's visitor centers and roving along park trails and beaches. Volunteers address visitor needs and facilitate positive visitor experiences by orienting, providing information, and educating visitors about the natural, cultural and historical features of the park.
Benefits to the volunteers include working in a beautiful park setting; experiencing and learning about Point Reyes National Seashore; receiving training from park managers about the park's resources; gaining the opportunity to certify in CPR and first aid; and deriving satisfaction in serving and educating a variety of park visitors while helping to protect sensitive cultural and natural resources of national significance.
Essential qualities of Visitor Service Volunteers include: interest and desire to serve others; very good listening and oral communication skills; and abilities to interact with a variety of people, to handle stressful situations, and to work as part of a team and independently. Time commitment is a minimum of 4 hours per week or 16 hours per month from April through September.
For more information or to receive an application, please contact Doug Hee at (415) 464-5145 or by email.
Point Reyes National Seashore is located one hour north of San Francisco on the Marin coast and encompasses over 71,000 acres, including 32,000 acres of wilderness area. Over 2.5 million people visit the park annually. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal grasslands, salt marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches.
Please visit our Volunteer: Visitor Services page for more information.
Did You Know?
40 percent of all debris items picked up during California Coastal Cleanup Days are cigarette butts. In 2008, volunteers picked up over 340,000 of them in only three hours. 2008 was the 24th straight year in which cigarette butts were the most numerous debris item picked up. More...