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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »
The Point Reyes 50th Anniversary Photo Contest has Ended
Thank you to everyone who has submitted photos to the Point Reyes 50th Anniversary Photo Contest. We've received over a hundred photos in print and on-line from 30 different visitors from as far away as Texas and Colorado. Digital photo submission can be viewed at the park's Flickr site.
Winning entrants can be viewed at the park's Flickr site. Congratulations to our contest winners!
Point Reyes 50th Anniversary Photo Contest
On September 13, 1962, President Kennedy signed the Point Reyes National Seashore Authorization Act, realizing the dream of a national seashore at Point Reyes.
To commemorate our 50th anniversary, Point Reyes National Seashore sponsored a photo contest. From the 308th step at the historic lighthouse to high up on Mt. Vision's bishop pine covered ridge, share your favorite memories of this natural sanctuary. Park visitors are invited to submit their photos in three categories: flora and fauna, landscapes, and people in the seashore.
The competition was open to all park visitors. Submissions were accepted between August 1, 2012, and August 27, 2012. The winners were announced in September to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the park.
Rules and Regulations
Who may enter:
Photos must be taken within the Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries.
The photos must demonstrate good stewardship of the seashore and depict approved visitor use and park resource protection.
All photos must be the original work of the contestant.
Announcement of winners
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anela Ramos by email or call 415-464-5146.
Did You Know?
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