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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 Changes to the Superintendent's Compendium

    Point Reyes National Seashore will be including an unmanned aircraft closure to the Superintendent's Compendium. The NPS invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns about this change. Comment deadline is August 19. More »

Guided Tours

Student with dipnet inspecting what she found in the creek.

Point Reyes National Seashore offers many ways for visitors to learn more about the park. Ranger-guided programs give visitors the opportunity to explore the wonders of Point Reyes with a Park Ranger. Programs are offered each weekend on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, and are often offered weekdays during summer, winter, and spring breaks.

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association offers Field Institute Classes. Whether it's a natural history trail walk, a photography or art class led by one of our nationally (and internationally) known professionals, or a simple family outing for a fun adventure in nature, the Point Reyes Field Institute offer something for everyone. You can visit the association's web page for a schedule of programs.

The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM) is a Park Partner. They support Kule Loklo, the reconstructed Indian village at the Park, with volunteers, demonstrators of California Indian skills, and financial support for festivals. They provide adult classes in California Indian skills in the spring and fall. For more information, contact MAPOM via email or via snail mail at MAPOM; PO Box 481; Novato, CA 94948. You may also visit the MAPOM web page.

Did You Know?

Dorsal view of a gray whale breaching. Photo by Merrill Gosho/NOAA.

The Endangered Species Act turned 40 on December 28, 2013. 99 percent of the plants and animals protected by the ESA have been saved from extinction, including the bald eagle, brown pelican, gray whale, and peregrine falcon, all of which can be seen at Point Reyes. More...