Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. 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?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...