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 »
Point Reyes National Seashore Reopens to Visitors
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
Point Reyes Station, CA – Point Reyes National Seashore is open to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Point Reyes National Seashore has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
"We are excited to be back at work and welcome visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore, " said Superintendent Cicely Muldoon. "The fall is a particularly special season to enjoy all that Point Reyes National Seashore has to offer. From historic dairy and beef ranches and the lighthouse to bugling tule elk and migrating shorebirds."
All trails, trailheads, beaches, parking lots, and regular visitor center hours are open as of today. Additionally, park programs for the public and school children as well as volunteer programs are back on. Park partnerships are also back in full swing, and concessions operations are operating again. The Seashore hosts more than 8,000 visitors daily and contributes more than $250,000 per day to the local economy.
Limantour Road is closed Mondays through Fridays until the end of October for repairs to damaged culverts.
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...