A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

A man on the edge of a cliff looks out to big rolling waves on the ocean.

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Point Reyes

Park rangers share their top 10 insider tips for visiting Point Reyes this summer.

A female ranger talks with two female hikers at a trailhead. Signs indicate the trail is closed.

Be Prepared

Find out which areas, roads, and trails are open or closed due to either the Woodward Fire, road work, hazard trees, or other reasons.

Many vehicles parked in a gravel parking lot at a trailhead.

Be Flexible

Be flexible and do your part to reduce crowding. Opt for less-crowded park locations and less-crowded days of the week to visit.

Infographic entitled A Little Space Goes a Long Way. What does 6 feet look like?

Visiting the Park During COVID-19

NPS encourages people choosing to visit the park during the COVID-19 pandemic to adhere to CDC, CA, & Marin Cty Public Health Dept guidance.

The Bear Valley Visitor Center. A gray, barn-like structure surrounded by oak and Douglas fir trees.

Trip Planning Guide

Know Before You Go! Use this guide to help plan for your trip and avoid common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

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The NPS App

The NPS App is the new official app for the National Park Service with tools to explore more than 400 national parks nationwide.

Spaletta (C) Ranch with the Point Reyes Headlands in the background.

General Management Plan Amendment

The Record of Decision for the General Management Plan Amendment is now available.

A bull tule elk flanked by two female elk.

Tomales Point Tule Elk Reserve Update

Check out our FAQ on the tule elk at Tomales Point.

Two people walking two dogs on a beach with low bluffs in the background on a sunny but hazy day.

Pets at Point Reyes

Pets are welcome on only a few trails and beaches at Point Reyes. Pets must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times.

Alamere Falls descending onto Wildcat Beach with the craggy Double Point in the background.

Alamere Falls

A 13-mile minimum round-trip hike is required to safely visit this coastal waterfall. Please respect the Wilderness and Leave No Trace.

A fuzzy speckled plover chick stands behind a buff-colored plover that is sitting on the sand.

Western Snowy Plover Updates

Find out what is happening out at the nesting sites and how you can help ensure snowy plovers have a productive nesting season.

An individual in a wheelchair exploring the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Last updated: October 6, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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