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 »
Multimedia Presentations: Science Behind the Scenery
The following Quicktime videos are from the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center's 2004 "Science Behind the Scenery" DVD. These videos are available as either "Low" resolution videos (compressed to 12 frames per second with a screen size of 240 pixels x 180 pixels) for those with slower connections, or as "Medium" resolution videos (compressed to 15 frames per second with a screen size of 320 pixels x 240 pixels) for those with faster connections.
Did You Know?
On the Cordell Bank, just 32 kilometers (20 miles) to the west of Point Reyes, there are deep-water corals that are 10 to 15 meters (33 to 50 feet) high and estimated to be over 1500 years old. More...