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 »
Closure to Sea Lion Overlook Stairs for Repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The wooden staircase at the Sea Lion Overlook will be closed for repairs from January 6 through March 1, 2014. National Park Service (NPS) staff will replace the stairs using non-leaching materials in order to reduce potential delivery of pollutants to the Point Reyes Headlands Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS), a State Water Quality Protection Area.
The Sea Lion Overlook stairs were identified as a discharge location to the Point Reyes Headlands ASBS in a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) study. The Sea Lion Overlook project is part of a SWRCB Proposition 84 water quality improvement project grant managed by the County of Marin. The NPS, in partnership with the County, has completed a number of other additional projects under this grant, including installation of water quality best management practices that will help the county and park ranchers meet water quality regulations and aid in the protection of the unique aquatic resources contained within the Point Reyes Headlands ASBS and Duxbury Reef ASBS.
Did You Know?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...