Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 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 »
Multiple Days: 12/29/2012, 12/30/2012, 01/01/2013, 01/05/2013, 01/06/2013, 01/12/2013, 01/13/2013, 01/19/2013, 01/20/2013, 01/21/2013, 01/26/2013, 01/27/2013, 02/02/2013, 02/03/2013, 02/09/2013, 02/10/2013, 02/16/2013, 02/17/2013, 02/18/2013, 02/23/2013, 02/24/2013, 03/02/2013, 03/03/2013, 03/09/2013, 03/10/2013, 03/16/2013, 03/17/2013, 03/23/2013, 03/24/2013, 03/30/2013, 03/31/2013, 04/06/2013, 04/07/2013, 04/13/2013, 04/14/2013, 04/20/2013, 04/21/2013, 04/27/2013Location: Point Reyes Lighthouse Observation Deck | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-669-1534
Weekends and holidays, December 29, 2012, through April 27, 2013, weather permitting. Volunteer docents will be stationed at the Lighthouse Observation Deck from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer questions about gray whales. Visitors will be able to view gray whales through park-provided binoculars and scopes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the high volume of traffic out to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas during the gray whale migration, the park will be operating a shuttle bus system from the Drakes Beach parking lot (usually from New Year's weekend to Easter each year on weekends and holidays-weather permitting). Sir Francis Drake Boulevard from South Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas WILL BE CLOSED during shuttle operating hours.More »