Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 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 »
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) exists to preserve the extraordinary wilderness of Point Reyes and to educate the public about the environment. Incorporated in 1964, PRNSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working in coordination with the National Park Service.
PRNSA is the primary non-profit park partner working with the community to fund and implement preservation projects throughout the park and educate people about the environment. Each year, with the support of PRNSA members, PRNSA sponsors over a million dollars in preservation projects in the park. More than 4,000 people of all ages attend PRNSA's environmental education programs. We invite you to explore the services and programs PRNSA offers and find out how you can help by visiting their website. There, you can find out how PRNSA's exciting programs can enhance your Point Reyes experience and how you can help PRNSA build a stronger future for the only National Seashore on the West Coast.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...