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 »
Proposed Fee Increases for Winter Shuttle
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Park Service is seeking public input from August 27 to October 31, 2013, about proposed increases to the shuttle bus fee from $5.00 to $7.00 for a roundtrip from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse, Chimney Rock then returning to Drakes Beach. Children under 16 ride free and Senior and Access passholder discounts apply. This is the first proposed fee increase for shuttle bus system since 2007. All public comments must be received by October 31, 2013. The proposed fees would come into effect in December, 2014.
The shuttle transportation system was identified in the Headlands Management Plan as an important tool to protect the fragile headlands but also allow access for visitors. Limited parking is available at prime viewing areas such as the Historic Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock headlands. Bus service eases congestion in these areas. Bus service runs only on weekends and holidays, weather permitting, from the last weekend in December and into early April each year.
Interested parties are encouraged to make comments electronically via the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pore. Click on: Proposed Fee Increase for Winter Shuttle Bus. To submit written comments by letter, you may send them by U.S. Postal Service or other mail delivery service, or hand-deliver your comments to Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, Attn: Proposed Fee Increase for Winter Shuttle Bus, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. Comments submitted by e-mail and anonymous comments will not be accepted.
NOTE: Comments will not be accepted by FAX, e-mail, or in any manner other than the methods previously specified. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. Before including a personal address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in written comments, anyone providing written comment should be aware their entire comment—including their personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While anyone wishing to comment may ask the National Park Service in their comment to withhold their personal identifying information from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.
By PEPC: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pore, click on Proposed Fee Increase for Shuttle Bus
By US Mail:
Did You Know?
As of 2012, Point Reyes National Seashore has installed solar panels on fifteen park buildings, from which the park receives close to 30 percent of the energy it uses. More...