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.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The NPS has released a DEIS for lands in active ranching managed by Point Reyes for a 45-day review & comment period closing on Sept. 23.

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.

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.

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., Aug. 10.

Five Habitat Restoration Program volunteers removing iceplant with hand tools.

Habitat Restoration Program

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, August 11.

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, August 15.

Looking along a sandy beach toward tree-covered hills with waves washing in from the right.

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, August 17 from 2 pm to 5 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

A sand sculpture of an alligator's head surrounded by seaweed.

38th 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, August 25, 2019.

Two volunteers wearing yellow safety vests picking up litter along a roadside.

Organize a Team Up to Clean Up Crew

Join Environmental Action Committee of West Marin to clean up the roadsides and shorelines in West Marin the week of September 16 to 20.

Citizenship candidates taking an oath during the 2013 Naturalization Ceremony at Point Reyes N.S.

Annual Naturalization Ceremony

Join the National Park Service as we welcome new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at 11 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

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 8, 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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