Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Point Reyes National Seashore and its partners have produced a number of multimedia presentations featuring the natural and cultural resources at Point Reyes.
The video Picture Yourself at Point Reyes National Seashore was created to promote National Park Week 2012 and to invite people to visit Point Reyes National Seashore. Picture yourself at your National Parks!
The Natural Laboratory is a series of pod-casts, videos, audio-slide shows, and other multimedia presentations exploring science at Bay Area National Parks. The Natural Laboratory is produced by Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center Science Communication Interns.
Wild Sound Stories are six-minute adventures in natural sounds and images that connect you to the feeling of wild Marin.
NPSWilderness has produced three videos entitled Wilderness Calling: Point Reyes, Wilderness Motion: Point Reyes, and Wilderness Visions: Point Reyes featuring images and sounds from the Phillip Burton Wilderness within Point Reyes National Seashore, in addition to two videos about NPS wilderness: America's Wilderness and Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics which hikers, campers, and other visitors to Point Reyes may find of interest.
On July 24, 2013, local community radio station KWMR aired an Epicenter: West Marin Issues broadcast in which host Marc Matheson interviewed Sara Hammond and Dale Dualan, the Engineering Technicians/Sustainability Coordinators at Point Reyes National Seashore. They discussed the pioneering work taking place at the National Seashore in addressing the effects of climate change—the park's sustainability outreach and education programs, composting and other waste diversion projects, energy management and conservation, water management and conservation, and alternative transportation projects.
The Green Wave by the Seashore
While there might be some truth to the famous lyric "it's not easy being green," there are a vast amount of ways you can contribute to our conservation mission at home and in your community, many of which that are simple and easy. Winner of the first National Park Service-wide My Green Parks Video Contest, The Green Wave by the Seashore is a theatrical short film showcasing some of the many ways Point Reyes National Seashore has integrated sustainability into their park operations.
Did You Know?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...