• 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 »

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?

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...