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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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.

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.

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 Saturday, January 17, 2015, through Sunday, March 15, 2015, due to nursing elephant seal pups in the Fish Dock area.

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 Friday, December 26, 2014, through late March or early April.

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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