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.

Female coho salmon. NPS / Jessica Weinberg.

Salmon Spawning Season

As winter rains return, coho salmon & steelhead trout swim up area streams in order to spawn. Find out where you can observe the migration.

Two volunteers removing invasive European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon.

Yoga & Dune Restoration

Sat., January 27. Help the dune restoration team remove European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon. Then participate in a yoga class on the beach.

Habitat Restoration Program volunteers removing European beachgrass from sand dunes.

Habitat Restoration Program

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, January 28.

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Elephant Seals

Elephant seals have returned to the beaches around the Point Reyes Headlands to birth their pups and to mate.

Visitors boarding a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach.

2018 Winter Shuttle Bus System

Starting Dec. 30, Sir Francis Drake will be closed on weekends & holidays beyond South Beach to visitor vehicle traffic including bicycles.

A group of visitors watching for gray whales.

Watch for Whales at Point Reyes

Gray whales migrate past Point Reyes from December through May and can frequently be seen from the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas.

Seventeen volunteers plant native vegetation alongside a creek to stabilize the steam bank.

Cheda Creek Restoration

Saturday, Febuary 3. Join the Watershed Stewards Program to help restore native habitat by planting native vegetation alongside Cheda Creek.

Native Plant Nursery volunteers processing plants.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Come support the volunteer-based nursery program at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

A shade structure and a kotca at Kule Loklo.

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., Feb. 10.

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.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The NPS has begun the planning process for a General Management Plan Amendment. The initial public comment period ended November 22, 2017.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: January 14, 2018

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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