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    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures

    From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

Directions Using GPS or Internet Mapping Applications

If you can enter a location into your GPS unit based on the location's latitudinal and longitudinal geographic coordinates, use either the decimal degrees (DD) or degrees, minutes, and seconds (DMS) coordinates listed below. Otherwise...

Warning about using internet mapping applications for locations in Point Reyes based on street addresses:
If you use an internet mapping application (i.e., Google Maps, MapQuest, Yahoo! Maps) or a GPS unit to obtain directions based on street addresses, please be aware that most GPS systems and internet mapping applications provide incorrect placement of points of interest within Point Reyes National Seashore when the location's postal address is entered into the search field. If you are using an internet mapping application or a GPS unit that does not accept latitudinal and longitudinal geographic coordinates, try entering the addresses listed below. If using "Inverness, CA 94937" doesn't appear to give an appropriate location, try "Point Reyes Station, CA 94956" for the City, State, and Zip Code instead. NOTE: The U.S. Postal Service does not recognize these addresses for delivery purposes. These addresses should get you close enough to the appropriate location that you will have seen old-fashioned road signs upon which you can rely to ultimately get you to your desired destination.

Disclaimer: The National Park Service does not guarantee that these addresses will provide the correct location for all internet mapping applications and GPS systems.

Bear Valley Visitor Center:
1 or 76 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0412, -122.8002
DMS: 38° 2' 26" N, 122° 47' 59" W

Abbotts Lagoon Trailhead:
2850 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.1235, -122.9355
DMS: 38° 7' 25" N, 122° 56' 8" W

Agate Beach County Park:
399 Elm Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
DD: 37.8970, -122.7088
DMS: 37° 53' 49" N, 122° 42' 32" W

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Bayview Trailhead:
Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
The trailhead is on the right/north side of the road 4.4 miles (7 km) after turning on to Limantour Road.
DD: 38.0591, -122.8504
DMS: 38° 3' 33" N, 122° 51' 2" W

Chimney Rock Trailhead:
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937
The trailhead is at the east end of Chimney Rock Road.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W

Clem Miller Environmental Education Center:
1394 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0446, -122.8567
DMS: 38° 2' 41" N, 122° 51' 24" W

Coast Guard Cemetery (Sir Francis Drake Boulevard)
17270 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
Turn right/north at this location and proceed 0.2 miles (0.3 km) north to the small parking area on the right side of the road.
DD: 38.0943, -122.9293
DMS: 38° 5' 39" N, 122° 55' 45" W

Drakes Beach and Drakes Beach Cafe:
1 Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.0279, -122.9619
DMS: 38° 1' 40" N, 122° 57' 43" W

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Duxburry Reef:
399 Elm Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
DD: 37.8970, -122.7088
DMS: 37° 53' 49" N, 122° 42' 32" W

Elephant Seal Overlook at Chimney Rock:
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937
The trailhead is at the east end of Chimney Rock Road.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W

Estero Trailhead:
Estero Trail, Inverness, CA 94937
Turn left/south onto the Estero Trailhead Road and drive south 1 mile (1.6 km) to the Estero Trailhead parking lot.
DD: 38.0815, -122.9141
DMS: 38° 4' 53" N, 122° 54' 51" W

Five Brooks Trailhead and Stables:
8000 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 37.9974, -122.7579
DMS: 37° 59' 51" N, 122° 45' 28" W

Giacomini Wetlands West Pasture Viewing Area: Located on the east side of the road 0.1 miles (150 meters) north of the junction of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Drakes View Dr. in Inverness, CA.
DD: 38.0785, -122.8325
DMS: 38° 4' 43" N, 122° 49' 57" W

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Heart's Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park:
1 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
Turn right at this location in to Tomales Bay State Park.
DD: 38.1320, -122.8936
DMS: 38° 7' 55" N, 122° 53' 37" W

Historic Life-saving Service and Historic G Ranch Cemetery:
17270 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
Turn right/north at this location and proceed 0.2 miles (0.3 km) north to the small parking area on the right side of the road.
DD: 38.0943, -122.9293
DMS: 38° 5' 39" N, 122° 55' 45" W

Historic RCA Coast Station KPH:
17850 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W

Hostel:
1353 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0438, -122.8626
DMS: 38° 2' 38" N, 122° 51' 45" W

Kehoe Beach Trailhead:
5550 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.1527, -122.9390
DMS: 38° 9' 10" N, 122° 56' 20" W

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Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center:
1 Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.0279, -122.9619
DMS: 38° 1' 40" N, 122° 57' 43" W

Laguna Trailhead:
1395 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0434, -122.8585
DMS: 38° 2' 36" N, 122° 51' 31" W

Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock:
Chimney Rock Road, Inverness, CA 94937
Park at the east end of Chimney Rock Road.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Chimney Rock Road.
DD: 37.9952, -122.9800
DMS: 37° 59' 43" N, 122° 58' 48" W

Lighthouse:
27999 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
From this location, follow the right/west fork of the road 1 mile (1.6 km) to the parking lot.
DD: 37.9978, -123.0121
DMS: 37° 59' 52" N, 123° 0' 44" W

Limantour Beach:
Limantour Beach Parking Lot, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0288, -122.8822
DMS: 38° 1' 44" N, 122° 52' 56" W

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Marshall Beach Trailhead:
800 Marshall Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937
From this location, continue north to the parking lot at the end of the road.
DD: 38.1541, -122.9198
DMS: 38° 9' 15" N, 122° 55' 11" W

McClures Beach Trailhead:
9990 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.1885, -122.9581
DMS: 38° 11' 19" N, 122° 57' 29" W

McCurdy Trailhead:
6010 CA-1, Bolinas, CA 94924 or
6010 Shoreline Hwy, Bolinas, CA 94924
DD: 37.9469, -122.7089
DMS: 37° 56' 49" N, 122° 42' 32" W

Mount Vision:
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Mount Vision Road, Inverness, CA 94937
From this location, follow the Mount Vision Road uphill 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to the Mount Vision Trailhead.
Note: Vehicles more than 24 feet long are not permitted on Mount Vision Road.
For the junction of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Mount Vision Road:
DD: 38.1040, -122.9029
DMS: 38° 6' 14" N, 122° 54' 10"
For the trailhead at the end of Mount Vision Road:
DD: 38.0841, -122.8710
DMS: 38° 5' 3" N, 122° 52' 16" W

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Muddy Hollow Trailhead:
Muddy Hollow Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 or
1300 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0481, -122.8693
DMS: 38° 2' 53" N, 122° 52' 9" W

North Beach:
North Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 or
19000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.0777, -122.9747
DMS: 38° 4' 40" N, 122° 58' 29" W

North District Operation Center:
17850 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
Turn right/north at this location and follow the road 0.25 miles (0.4 km) north to the parking lot.
DD: 38.0924, -122.9441
DMS: 38° 5' 33" N, 122° 56' 39" W

Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center:
7000 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 37.9713, -122.7295
DMS: 37° 58' 17" N, 122° 43' 46" W

Palomarin Trailhead:
499 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
From this location, proceed north about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the trailhead.
DD: 37.9341, -122.7472
DMS: 37° 56' 3" N, 122° 44' 50" W

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Pierce Point Ranch:
9990 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.1889, -122.9540
DMS: 38° 11' 20" N, 122° 57' 14" W

Point Reyes Hostel:
1353 Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0438, -122.8626
DMS: 38° 2' 38" N, 122° 51' 45" W

Point Reyes Lighthouse:
27999 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
From this location, follow the right/west fork of the road 1 mile (1.6 km) to the parking lot.
DD: 37.9978, -123.0121
DMS: 37° 59' 52" N, 123° 0' 44" W

PRBO Palomarin Field Station:
499 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
From this location, proceed north about 1/4 mile (0.4 km) to the Field Station.
DD: 37.9302, -122.7363
DMS: 37° 55' 49" N, 122° 44' 11" W

Randall Trailhead:
7045 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 37.9727, -122.7303
DMS: 37° 58' 22" N, 122° 43' 49" W

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Red Barn Classroom
1 or 76 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0429, -122.7976
DMS: 38° 2' 34" N, 122° 47' 51" W

Sea Lion Overlook:
27999 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
From this location, follow the right/west fork of the road 0.8 mile (1.3 km) to the parking lot.
DD: 37.9971, -123.0085
DMS: 37° 59' 50" N, 123° 0' 31" W

Sky Trailhead:
Limantour Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
The trailhead is on the left/south side of the road 3.4 miles (5.4 km) after turning on to Limantour Road.
DD: 38.0549, -122.8381
DMS: 38° 3' 18" N, 122° 50' 17" W

South Beach:
South Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937 or
23000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.0483, -122.9881
DMS: 38° 2' 4" N, 122° 59' 17" W

Stewart's Horse Camp:
8230 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0025, -122.7588
DMS: 38° 0' 9" N, 122° 45' 32" W

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Third & C St. Trailhead
3rd St. & C St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0671, -122.8078
DMS: 38° 4' 2" N, 122° 48' 28" W

Tomales Bay State Park:
1 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.1230, -122.9007
DMS: 38° 7' 23" N, 122° 54' 3" W

Tomales Bay Trailhead
12320 Shoreline Highway, Point Reyes Station, CA
DD: 38.0874, -122.8127
DMS: 38° 5' 15" N, 122° 48' 46" W

Tomales Point Trailhead:
9990 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
DD: 38.1889, -122.9540
DMS: 38° 11' 20" N, 122° 57' 14" W

White House Pool
12100 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
DD: 38.0619, -122.8165
DMS: 38° 3' 43" N, 122° 48' 59" W

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Did You Know?

Dorsal view of a gray whale breaching. Photo by Merrill Gosho/NOAA.

The Endangered Species Act turned 40 on December 28, 2013. 99 percent of the plants and animals protected by the ESA have been saved from extinction, including the bald eagle, brown pelican, gray whale, and peregrine falcon, all of which can be seen at Point Reyes. More...