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 »
Event: Holidays Open House
Date: TBA - usually held early to mid-December
Point Reyes National Seashore, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks, and Point Reyes National Seashore Association cordially invites you to our 2013 Holiday Open House at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Come meet park staff and other members of the community. Refreshments will be provided by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. All are welcome and admission is free.
Please contact John Dell'Osso at 415-464-5135 or by email for more information.
To get to the Bear Valley Visitor Center, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Celebrating Protection of Public Land and Ocean
Did You Know?
In addition to raising sea levels and temperatures, the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing ocean chemistry by reducing the pH of the ocean. This decreased pH reduces the availability of minerals which marine organisms use to build shells and reef structures. More...