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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 26.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 26. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 27.

Fees & Reservations

ENTRANCE FEES

No Entrance Fee is Charged at Point Reyes

ACTIVITY FEES

The park received permission to raise fees in 2012 and to transition to reserving campgrounds through the national reservation system, Recreation.gov.

CAMPING FEES AS OF WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012

  • $20/night/site for 1 to 6 people
  • $40/night/site for 7 to 14 people
  • $50/night/site for 15 to 25 people

All changes, cancellations, and potential refunds are managed through Recreation.gov, not at Point Reyes National Seashore visitor centers.

See our Backcountry Camping page for more information.


SHUTTLE BUS

  • $5.00 per person for anyone over 16 years of age

On weekends from late December to mid-April when the weather is good, the west end of Sir Francis Drake Blvd is closed to vehicle traffic. Shuttle buses transport visitors to the lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas. Shuttle tickets may be purchased at Drakes Beach between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekends and holidays, weather permitting. The shuttle buses run approximately every 20 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. and service the headlands area from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse parking lot to Chimney Rock parking lot back to Drakes Beach. Children 16 years and under ride free. Shuttles are cancelled if weather is poor. Visit our Winter Shuttle Bus System page for more details.

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Did You Know?

Earthquake Trailhead

Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault adjacent to Point Reyes are rather rare. Big quakes shift Point Reyes up to 20 feet once every 130 years or so, but otherwise there is very little movement. More...