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...


In autumn, tule elk continue rutting (mating activity) through October. Tule elk may be viewed on Tomales Point and near Limantour and Drakes Beaches. On weekends 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. Many species of birds migrate from, to, or past Point Reyes on their way south. Please visit our Wildlife Viewing page for more information.

Visitor Services

The Bear Valley Visitor Center and the Lighthouse Visitor Center are open throughout the year.

The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach is closed seven days a week 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 Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays (except for December 25) from 10 am to 4:30 pm; closed Mondays through Fridays and on December 25.

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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