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 »
32nd Annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Big Time Festival
Please join us for this traditional Californian trade festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. The annual festival is slated for Saturday, July 21, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and other tribal communities will demonstrate their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts as well as informational booths. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo will dance.
Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo. This event is great for the whole family and is free of charge. For more information please call the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 415-464-5100 x2 x5. The event is cosponsored by the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM).
Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/pore for directions and additional information.
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...