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 »
Volunteer: Internships: Marine Science
We are seeking two full-time interns to assist the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA) and Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE) in conducting rocky intertidal work during the late spring through summer 2010. GOGA and PORE are two coastal National Park Service units in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties. Field work would involve inventories for black abalone and monitoring of existing rocky intertidal photoplots, seastars, and surfgrass. Office activities will include data entry and management. We will provide housing within GOGA (Marin Headlands) for the duration of the internship. A small stipend ($125/week) would be provided as well. Applicants should be in good physical condition and have a valid driver’s license. For further information, please contact Darren Fong via email.
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...