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 »
"BayWood Artists Paint Point Reyes"
Artist reception on August 31, 2013, noon to 5 pm
Open house on September 1 & 2, 2013, noon to 5 pm
By appointment only September 5 through September 30, 2013
BayWood Artists is a group of professional Northern California artists dedicated to helping preserve and protect areas recognized as particularly beautiful and important to future generations. There artwork featuring Point Reyes landscapes will be on display in the Red Barn Classroom from August 31 through September 30, 2013. An artists' reception is scheduled for August 31, 2013, noon to 5 pm. Visitors are also invited to drop by for the open house on September 1 & 2, 2013, noon to 5 pm. Otherwise, the gallery is only open by appointment, Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm, from September 5 through September 30, 2013.
"It is truly a gift when we can enjoy the wild open space and be part of Mother Nature’s work of art. Point Reyes National Seashore is the treasure we behold in our backyard, one that is vital for our future generations’ appreciation of natural beauty and the great outdoors."
In recognition of the effort of preserving our parks, the award-winning BayWood Artists come together in giving back to the community through their art. Some of the most famous American landscape artists feature some of their best paintings in this art exhibit. The artists have gone to great lengths to capture the light and beauty of landscape and seascape of areas that are not easily accessible in order to create paintings; a window to the world of nature that we all have come to love.
This Labor Day weekend the natural beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore will be painted by some of the best known landscape artists in California, including Chris Adessa, Krystal Allen, Christin Coy, Ben Farnham, Jon Francis, Sherrill Miller, Victoria Mimiaga, Zenaida Mott, Lissa Nicolaus, Tom Soltesz, and 2013 Guest Artist Robbie Collins. This art exhibit is not to be missed!
Half of the proceeds from this fundraising event will go to Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) to benefit the environmental protection of Point Reyes National Seashore.
To get to the Red Barn Classroom, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore. As you proceed up the driveway toward the Bear Valley Visitor Center, turn left at the sign for the Red Barn Classroom.More »