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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »
Proposed Fee Increases and Reservation System Changes
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Superintendent Cicely Muldoon announced the public review period for proposed changes to the camping fee structure and reservation system at Point Reyes National Seashore. The park proposes to raise camping fees from $15.00 to $20.00 for an Individual site for 1–6 people; $30 up to $40.00 for a small group site (7–14 people); and $40.00 up to $50.00 for a large group site for (15–25 people). The additional fee revenue will allow the park to join the online nationwide reservations system, allowing more access for reservations than the current limited telephone hours. The new rate structure includes online fees and allows for the possibility of refunds which currently is not available.
National park areas collecting fees keep 80% of the funds. At Point Reyes these fees have contributed to the upgrading of campground water systems, the establishment of permanent restrooms on Tomales Bay boat-in camps, and the establishment of the winter shuttle bus system to reduce congestion and carbon in the park.
The park seeks public input to these proposed changes:
Comments should be returned by March 31, 2011, in any of the above formats.
Did You Know?
Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault adjacent to Point Reyes are rather rare. Big quakes shift Point Reyes up to 20 feet once every 130 years or so, but otherwise there is very little movement. More...