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 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 from August through October, 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.

Point Reyes Beach Temporary Beach Closure - August 1, 2015, through August 2, 2015
A temporary closure of the beach area between the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon is in effect from Saturday, August 1 through Sunday, August 2, 2015, to better ensure the survival of federally-threatened western snowy plover nests and chicks within this area during the busy weekend. All public use shall be prohibited. Map of Temporary Closure (289 KB PDF)

Point Reyes Beach Temporary Pet Restriction - June 4, 2015, to September 30, 2015
A temporary closure of the beach area between 1 mile south of the North Beach parking lot and 0.5 mile north of the South Beach parking lot is in effect from June 4, 2015, to September 30, 2015, to ensure the survival of a federally-threatened western snowy plover nest. Map of Temporary Closure (267 KB PDF)

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 weekends and Mondays from Sunday, June 21, 2015, through Monday, September 7, 2015. After Labor Day, the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be 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.

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, 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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