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.

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 boarding a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach.

2019 Winter Shuttle Bus System

Starting Dec. 29, Sir Francis Drake will be closed on weekends & holidays beyond South Beach to visitor vehicle traffic including bicycles.

A cartoon map and headlines in the August 9, 1929, edition of the San Francisco Examiner.

Lighthouse 1929 Time Capsule Photographs

A time capsule containing newspapers from 1929 was uncovered during the lighthouse restoration project in early October 2018.

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.

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.

Two volunteers removing invasive European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon.

Yoga & Dune Restoration

Sat., January 5. Help the dune restoration team remove European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon. Then participate in a yoga class on the beach.

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., Jan. 12.

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria). © Debbie Viess.

Point Reyes Fungus Fair: January 12 & 13

Come learn about the fungi gathered by volunteers who are helping to collect, identify, and catalog the species of mushrooms at Point Reyes.

Children looking at birds through binoculars during the 2014 Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

9th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Join local naturalists & Bay Area families for a day of birding at Point Reyes. Sunday, January 13, 2019. Advanced registration is required.

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: December 21, 2018

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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