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 »
Help Point Reyes Celebrate our 50th Anniversary and View the YouTube Point Reyes Video
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
For National Park Week this year, the National Park Service is featuring park videos to encourage people to "picture themselves at national parks."
After picturing yourself at Point Reyes National Seashore, come out and enjoy this beautiful national park and help us commemorate our 50th Anniversary this year. How about hiking one of the 150 miles of trails? Walking some of the most pristine beaches in the area? There are opportunities to learn more about the human history of the area beginning with thousands of years of Coast Miwok Indian history; the dedicated service of the Lighthouse and Life Saving Service personnel; and the rich legacy of dairy and beef ranching that continues today. This time of year, stunning opportunities exist for viewing the natural world. Spring provides carpets of wildflowers along the coastline and a diversity of wildlife that can be seen throughout the Seashore.
The "National Park Week 2012" YouTube playlist, can be found at:
The videos are already making a splash on social media as well and can be viewed on:
Did You Know?
The Point Reyes Lighthouse was completed in 1870, 16 years after Congress initially appropriated funds for its construction. It still stands in its original location, having weathered over 140 years at what is considered to be the windiest, foggiest location on the US west coast. More...