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.

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Viewing Elephant Seals

Even though most of the adult elephant seals have headed back to sea, there are still hundreds of weaned pups on beaches along Drakes Bay.

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.

Harbor seals and nursing pups. May 10, 2013.

Harbor Seal Protection Measures

An annual closure of Drakes Estero & other areas is implemented from March 1 to June 30 to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

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.

Visitors board a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach. A red

Winter Shuttle Bus System: CANCELLED

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Chimney Rock Road are open to privately owned vehicles from 6 am to midnight, seven days a week.

Youth Conservation Corps members performing trail maintenance.

Youth Conservation Corps Program

Point Reyes NS seeks 15- to 18-year-olds for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 12.

Two volunteers removing invasive European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon.

Yoga & Dune Restoration

Sat., April 6. 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, April 14.

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., April 13.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The public scoping period for the General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement closed on November 30, 2018.

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: March 22, 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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