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 »
Extreme Fire Danger Continues through October 13, 2010, for S. F. Bay Area National Parks
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
The fire danger rating for the San Francisco Bay Area National Parks will continue to be "Extreme" on Wednesday, October 13. This is due to the continuing low relative humidity and gusty north winds which has prompted a red flag warning from the National Weather Service.
Fire restrictions placed in effect at S.F. Bay Area National Parks today will be extended through Wednesday, October 13.
Point Reyes National Seashore (Marin County):
Golden Gate National Recreatoin Area—including Muir Woods National Monument (Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties):
John Muir National Historic Site (Contra Costa County):
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...