Current Conditions

Park Roads

All Park Roads are currently open, except for the western end of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on weekends when the Winter Shuttle Bus System is operating.

For emergency road and weather conditions in West Marin, tune in to KWMR, 90.5 FM.

For more information on road closures in Marin County and the Bay Area, check the Marin Sheriff Current Emergency Information, the California Department of Transportation's Current Highway Conditions, and CHP Traffic Incident Information (select "Golden Gate" from the "Communication Centers" drop-down menu in the upper left corner, then look for "Marin" in the "Location" and/or "Area" columns) websites.

Park Trails

Visit the Trail Closures and Advisories section of the Trail Guide & Suggested Hike page for the latest trail updates.

Warning: Fissures reported near the Chimney Rock Trail. Cracks were reported on a portion of the bluff near the Chimney Rock Trail on December 21, 2015. These fissures could indicate the possibility of a weakening cliff face in the area. The land may be unstable and a collapse or erosion could occur. Visitors are reminded to stay on designated trails. More...

Warning: The Arch Rock trail has been closed until further notice. New hazardous conditions on Arch Rock were reported to the park on Thursday, March 19, 2015. On Saturday, March 21, 2015, a portion of the land at the Arch Rock overlook collapsed into the waters 70 feet below. More...

Wildlife

In the late autumn and early winter, there are plenty of opportunities to see a wide range of animals. Coho salmon are swimming up area streams to spawn, elephant seals are hauled out on beaches near Chimney Rock, and gray whales begin migrating past the point. Many species of birds are wintering at Point Reyes, and, although the tule elk rut season has ended, they can be seen year-round on Tomales Point. Please visit our Wildlife Viewing page for more information.

NOTICE: A temporary closure of the road leading from the gate at the end of the Chimney Rock Road to the Fish Dock area, including immediately adjacent beaches, is in effect from Wednesday, December 30, 2015, through Tuesday, March 15, 2016, due to nursing elephant seal pups in the Fish Dock area.

NOTICE: A temporary closure of Drakes Beach starting approximately ¼ mile southwest of the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center and continuing south to the current permanent elephant seal closure will be in effect from Thursday, February 4, 2016, through Thursdayday, March 31, 2016, to better protect elephant seals from disturbance during the pupping season when they are exceptionally vulnerable.

Visitor Services

The Bear Valley Visitor Center and the Lighthouse Visitor Center are open throughout the year.
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The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach is open on days when the Winter Shuttle Bus System is operating, i.e., fair weather weekend days and federal holidays from Saturday, December 26, 2015, through late March 2016.

Visitors are invited to join a park ranger to learn more about Point Reyes and its history, wildlife, and/or geology during Weekend Ranger's Choice Programs.

Drakes Beach Café is indefinitely closed, but the PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach is now open Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays (except for Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day) from 10 am to 4:30 pm; closed Mondays through Fridays and on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Weather & Tides

Before traveling, check weather forecasts and advisories for Point Reyes at our Weather & Tides page or the National Weather Service.

Latest News

If you're looking for more information about what is happening at Point Reyes National Seashore, visit our News Releases page or our Park Wavelengths page for the most up-to-date news.

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