• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.

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
Visitors safely enjoy and are satisfied with the availability, accessibility, diversity, and quality of park facilities, and appropriate recreational opportunities.

Park visitors and the general public learn and understand the purpose of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Strengthen Opportunities Managed by Partners
Natural and cultural resources are conserved through formal partnership programs that increase support for their conservation.

Ensure Organizational Effectiveness
Point Reyes National Seashore uses current management practices, systems, and technologies to accomplish its mission.

Point Reyes National Seashore increases its managerial capability through support from other agencies, organizations, and individuals.

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Did You Know?

Purple ochre sea star

In addition to raising sea levels and temperatures, the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing ocean chemistry by reducing the pH of the ocean. This decreased pH reduces the availability of minerals which marine organisms use to build shells and reef structures. More...