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 »
Event: Demonstration and Tasting of California Indian Native Food
Friday, December 9, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Kathleen Rose Smith showed how Coast Miwok and Pomo Indian peoples prepare several different native plant foods found in the Point Reyes National Seashore area. The public was invited to enjoy tasting the flavorful results. All were welcome and admission is free.
This event was held in conjunction with "Grounded: A California Indian Life," an exhibition of Kathleen Rose Smith's artwork depicting California Indian life. Her Artwork was on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Monday, October 10, 2011, through Friday, January 6, 2012. The gallery is open by appointment only, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed holidays
In addition to this event, an illustrated presentation and audience discussion about the history of fishing in Tomales and Bodega Bays at the Red Barn Classroom was held on Friday, November 11, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email for more information.
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.
Did You Know?
The Point Reyes Lighthouse was completed in 1870, 16 years after Congress initially appropriated funds for its construction. It still stands in its original location, having weathered over 140 years at what is considered to be the windiest, foggiest location on the US west coast. More...