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 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?
The Endangered Species Act turned 40 on December 28, 2013. 99 percent of the plants and animals protected by the ESA have been saved from extinction, including the bald eagle, brown pelican, gray whale, and peregrine falcon, all of which can be seen at Point Reyes. More...