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.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

2015 Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence Winner: Sea Lion, by Selina Winstersteen.

35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Very limited parking will be available at Drakes Beach during the contest, taking place from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 4, 2016.

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.

Male snowy plover incubating eggs.

Beach Closure through Labor Day.

The Point Reyes Beach between the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Third Thursday Weeders on July 11, 2011.

Third Thursday Weeders

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, September 15.

Bison on a snowy day in Yellowstone National Park.

"The Epic West"

Darby Hayes' photographs from western national parks will be exhibited in the Red Barn Classroom from July 5 through October 7, 2016.

Three volunteers who helped remove trash during the 2009 California Coastal Cleanup Day.

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Join us at 10 am on Saturday, September 17 to remove marine debris and trash from Drakes Beach.

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

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

The NPS is conducting a ranch planning process for the working ranches administered by Point Reyes National Seashore.

Lagunitas Creek at the proximate location of a proposed habitat and floodplain enhancement project.

Scoping Reinitiated for Lagunitas EA

The NPS has reinitiated the planning process for the Winter Habitat and Floodplain Enhancement Project EA. Comment period ended on August 3.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(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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