Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Point Reyes 50th Anniversary Photo Contest
Contact: Anela Ramos, 415-464-5146
POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA - On September 13, 1962, President Kennedy signed the Point Reyes National Seashore Authorization Act, realizing the dream of a national seashore at Point Reyes.
To commemorate our 50th anniversary, Point Reyes National Seashore is sponsoring a photo contest. From the 308th step at the historic lighthouse, to high up on Mt. Vision's bishop pine covered ridge, share your favorite memories of this natural sanctuary. Park visitors are invited to submit their photos in three categories: flora and fauna; landscapes; and people in the seashore.
The competition is open to all park visitors. Submissions will be accepted August 1, 2012, through August 27, 2012. First, second, and third place winners in each category will be announced in September to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the park.
For more information and to download the entry form, visit http://go.nps.gov/porephoto.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...