Current Conditions

Park Roads

All Park Roads are currently open.

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: 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 late winter and early spring, there are plenty of opportunities to see a wide range of animals. Elephant seal females are weaning their pups, and bulls are battling for dominance of beaches near Chimney Rock. Gray whales are migrating past the point on their way from Baja California to the Bering and Chukchi seas. Many species of birds migrate from, to, or past Point Reyes during the spring. Tule elk can be seen year-round on Tomales Point. Please visit our Wildlife Viewing page for more information.

From March 1 through June 30, an annual recreational closure of Drakes Estero is implemented to protect the harbor seals during their pupping season, a very sensitive time of the year for these pinnipeds. The closure applies to kayak and canoe usage but is applicable to surfers, windsurfers, abalone divers, recreational fishing, and other water sport users around harbor seal colonies in the area. The western most point of Limantour Spit is also closed to all human activity during the pupping season. Hog Island in Tomales Bay is closed during this same time period protection of harbor seal pupping areas, as well as for nesting and roosting sea birds such as double-crested cormorants and brown pelicans.
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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 closed until Saturday, December 26, 2015, after which it will be open weekends and federal holidays through the duration of the Winter Shuttle Bus System.

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, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 10 am to 4:30 pm; closed Mondays through Thursdays.

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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