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 »
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?
Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault adjacent to Point Reyes are rather rare. Big quakes shift Point Reyes up to 20 feet once every 130 years or so, but otherwise there is very little movement. More...