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 »
Memorial Day 2010 Ceremony at Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: Kim Hawkins, 415-464-5130
Contact: John Golda, 415-464-5143
Point Reyes National Seashore will be honoring the sacrifice of the men who served to protect America’s coast as a part of the United States Lifesaving Service on Memorial Day, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2010, at the historic graveyard located at G Ranch. Join the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard for services at the Historic Life-Saving Cemetery. Following the ceremony, there will be an open house at the Point Reyes Lifesaving Service Boathouse Station from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The small cemetery contains the graves of four surfmen who died serving their country as part of the lifesaving crew that operated on the Point Reyes Headlands. Over the course of 79 years, crews participated in an estimated 100 rescues in cold Pacific Ocean waters.
The cemetery is located on a beautiful knoll overlooking Drakes Estero just off Sir Francis Drake near the Coast Guard facility in the northern district of Point Reyes. A parking area has been constructed on the Coast Guard access road and the cemetery is a short walk from the paved access road. As part of Memorial Day celebrations the Historic Life Saving Service Boathouse will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The historic Lifesaving Service Boathouse Station is located near the Chimney Rock Road Parking area.
For more information and directions to the Memorial Day Commemoration, visit our website at www.nps.gov/pore or contact Park Guide, Kim Hawkins at (415) 464-5130 or John Golda at (415) 464-5143.
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...