Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
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 »
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 »
Volunteer: Lighthouse Volunteer Corps
The National Park Service is establishing a Lighthouse Volunteer Corps at Point Reyes National Seashore to assist with the maintenance of the Point Reyes Lighthouse lens and clockworks.
Activities would include following an established maintenance plan to rotate the 1870 First Order Fresnel lens, clean glass and polish brass, lubricate clockworks, and inspect and clean the lens mechanism and lens room areas. Knowledge of lens mechanics is desired, and an orientation and training session will be required.
You must be able to climb the steep 300-step stairway from the Lighthouse to the Visitor Center.
For more information or to apply, contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email.
Did You Know?
Point Reyes has some of the greatest avian diversity of any U.S. national park, with more than 490 species of birds recorded (45% of species of birds in North America). More...