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 »
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?
Although white sharks are amongst the most massive and mobile predators in the world, recent research indicates that the white sharks found in the waters off of California are genetically distinct and follow a strict and isolating migration path between California and the Hawaii region. More...