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 Today (Monday, June 11, 2012) Affects National Parks in Marin
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Weather conditions have prompted National Park Service officials to declare extreme fire danger for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) sites in Marin County for today, Monday, June 11, 2012.
Public restrictions in effect today within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:
Public restrictions that will be in effect today at GGNRA sites in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:
Roger Wong, Fire Management Officer for the SF Bay Area National Parks said, "When fire danger is elevated, we must take extra steps to prevent a wildfire."
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...