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.

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Ranger Fiona: Welcome back to Point Reyes National Seashore. We are so excited to have you return to our trails and beaches. But before you go, here are some tips to help you recreate responsibly.

Ranger Carlo: Check what's open. Park conditions may change. Visit our web site at nps.gov/pore for the most up-to-date information.

Ranger Bonnie: Stay close to home. This isn't the time to travel long distances to recreate.
Let's go, Honcho.

Ranger Fiona: If your chosen destination is crowded, go  elsewhere or come back on a weekday when it's less busy.

Intern Ruby: Be prepared. Facilities may be closed or limited as we increase access to the park.

Ranger Carlo: Bring your own food, water, hand sanitizer, and face covering. And please, fill up your gas tank in your own community.

Ranger Bonnie: When you get here, practice physical distancing. Stay six feet from anyone who doesn't live with you, and be prepared to cover your nose and mouthand give others space.

Intern Ruby: Leave no trace. Always pack out what you pack in, including gloves and masks.

Ranger Matt: If you're feeling sick, stay home, and save your adventure for another day.

Ranger Fiona: Help us remain open by doing your part to recreate responsibly. We look forward to seeing you soon.

All staff: Safe parks remain open parks!

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A short video welcoming visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore with some tips on how to recreate responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A color photograph of five orange and white barriers blocking a road surrounded by grasslands.

Temporary Facilities Closure Advisory

Point Reyes National Seashore's visitor centers are closed, and some roads, parking areas, and trailheads are closed to motorized access.

A section of road undergoing road work. The road drops abruptly in the foreground & in the distance.

Road Work Advisory

Visitors traveling along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. may encounter delays due to road work.

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!

Three western snowy plovers on a sandy beach.

Snowy Plover Protection Measures

To better protect nesting snowy plovers, two sections of Point Reyes Beach are closed to pets and visitors with pets until September 30.

A split image of the Point Reyes Boathouse access road in 1956 and in 2019.

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now tells the park's story by matching beautiful and fascinating archival photographs with photos from today.

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.

The word cancelled superimposed over a photo of a sand sculpture of an unidentified flying object.

2020 Sand Sculpture Contest is Cancelled

The 2020 Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach has been cancelled. Check back in July of 2021 for information about next year's contest.

The word cancelled superimposed on a photo of volunteers picking up litter from a beach.

California Coastal Cleanup Day Cancelled

The 2020 Cal. Coastal Cleanup Day at Drakes Beach has been cancelled. Check back in August of 2021 for information about next year's event.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

Point Reyes National Seashore anticipates releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement in summer 2020.

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: August 11, 2020

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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