Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 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 »
Press Kit: Management Objectives
Preserve Park Resources
Natural and cultural resources and associated values of Point Reyes National Seashore are protected, restored, and maintained in good condition and managed within their broader ecosystem or cultural context.
Point Reyes National Seashore contributes to knowledge about natural and cultural resources and associated values; management decisions about resources and visitors are based on adequate scholarly and scientific information.
Enhance Visitor Experiences
Park visitors and the general public learn and understand the purpose of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Strengthen Opportunities Managed by Partners
Ensure Organizational Effectiveness
Point Reyes National Seashore increases its managerial capability through support from other agencies, organizations, and individuals.
Did You Know?
Since the restoration of the Giacomini Wetlands in 2008, the tidewater goby--a federally endangered brackish-water resident fish species--has not only been observed in the newly restored channels and ponds, but in Lagunitas Creek, where it had previously not been documented since 1953. More...