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

    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 »

National Park Week & National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week honors the individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. For 2013, National Volunteer Week was observed from Sunday, April 21 through Saturday, April 27.

National Park Week is an annual Presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of your National Parks. National Park Week usually coincides with Earth Day (April 22). For 2013, National Park Week will be observed from Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 28.

Your National Parks are living examples of the best this Nation has to offer-our magnificent natural landscapes and our varied yet interrelated heritage. Parks can provide recreational experiences, opportunities to learn and grow, and places of quiet refuge.

This year, take a moment, an hour, a day to visit the national parks near you.

Check out our National Park Week & National Volunteer Week 2013 page for a listing of events that will be held at Point Reyes National Seashore during or in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Earth Day, and National Park Week.

For a listing of events to be held throughout the National Park Service, visit the official National Park Week page.

You may also wish to attend one of the many Point Reyes Field Institute classes during National Park Week. These are offered throughout the year by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and advanced registration is required. Visit their Month-by-Month Calendar of Classes to find out which classes will be offered during National Park Week.

To find out what events were held in previous years, click on the appropriate year:

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Did You Know?

Humboldt Squid. © Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

Historically, the Humboldt squid were seldom found further north than Baja California. The squid then came north en masse during the 1997/98 El Nino and have maintained a fairly regular presence in the waters off of northern and central California--including Point Reyes--ever since. More...