All Park Roads are currently open.
The 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System ended on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
In summer, many species of birds raise their newly hatched young at Point Reyes, offering bird watchers many opportunities to see chicks, fledgling, juvenile, and adult birds. Thousands of common murres struggle to protect their incubating eggs while perched on the surf-pounded rocks below the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Visitors to the Lighthouse may also witness peregrine falcons chasing marauding ravens from their nests and territory. Tule elk begin rutting (mating activity) by early August. Tule elk may be viewed on Tomales Point and near Limantour and Drakes Beaches. On weekends, tule elk docents are stationed at Tomales Point to help visitors learn more about the tule elk and get a better view of the elk through binoculars. Please visit our Wildlife Viewing page for more information.
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach is open weekends during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
Through Labor Day, visitors are invited to join a park ranger to learn more about Point Reyes and its history, wildlife, and/or geology during daily ranger-led programs.
Drakes Beach Café is indefinitely closed.
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