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 woman points to an image of a seal pup projected on a screen while talking to a seated audience.

Winter Wildlife Docent Training

Become a Winter Wildlife Docent for the winter of 2019–2020. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

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

Western Snowy Plover Updates

The nesting season has ended. Find out how many eggs hatched and how many chicks fledged at Point Reyes this year.

Bull tule elk bugling next to two female elk on Tomales Point.

Tule Elk Rut Season

This is an exciting time of year when visitors will likely hear bull elk bugling and see them attempting to round up harems of females.

Little brown myotis. Courtesy of USFWS / Ann Froschauer.

October 24–31 is Bat Week

Join a ranger for a program about bats at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27.

White structures, some with red roofs, surrounded by scaffolding perched on a cliff above the ocean.

Lighthouse Restoration Updates

The National Park Service is undertaking a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse which will result in closures.

Three ten-foot-tall cone-shaped structures made of redwood-bark sit in a grassy area adjacent trees.

Kule Loklo Open House & Workday

Visit a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next open house/workday is Sat., Nov. 9.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The 45-day review & comment period for the DEIS for lands in active ranching managed by Point Reyes closed on September 23.

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.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: October 13, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
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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