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 »
Improvements to Park Camping Reservation System on the Way
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon announced that beginning on February 22, 2012, visitors will be able to make online reservations for backcountry and boat-in campsites in the Seashore. "We are excited about providing better access and technological improvements to the park reservation system and to the public."
Visitors will be able to make reservations online at www.recreation.gov.
Fees will be $20.00 for an individual site accommodating 1-6 people; $40.00 for a small group site for 7-14 people; and $50.00 for a large group site for 15-25 people. Since 2005, those fees were $15, $30, and $40 respectively.
Service for campers will improve by moving the three-month window of reservation currently used, to six months.
Advance reservations will no longer be accepted at Bear Valley Visitor Center, though walk-in permits will be sold each day, and campers will still need to pick up their permits on the day of their trip at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Please visit our Backcountry Camping page for complete information.
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...