• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

Current Conditions

Park Roads

All Park Roads are currently open.

The 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System ended on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Park Trails

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

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, 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.

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 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.

Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
During the installation of new LED lights in the Bear Valley Visitor Center, sections of the exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. After the installation of energy efficient LED lighting, we anticipate the electric consumption of the Visitor Center will be reduced by 51%, resulting in about $2,200/year in savings.

Drakes Beach Café is indefinitely closed.

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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Did You Know?

Deathcap Mushrooms © John Lennie

Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...