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.

Smoke rises above a ridge and reflects orange light from a wildfire burning on the ridge's far side.

Woodward Fire Closures and Photo Gallery

The Woodward Fire is 100% contained but is still an active fire. Some areas of the park away from the fire are now open to visitors.

A color photograph of five orange and white barriers blocking a road surrounded by grasslands.

Temporary Facilities Closure Advisory

Point Reyes National Seashore's visitor centers are closed, and some roads, parking areas, and trailheads are closed to motorized access.

A section of road undergoing road work. The road drops abruptly in the foreground & in the distance.

Road Work Advisory

Visitors traveling along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard or Limantour Road may encounter delays due to road work.

Infographic entitled A Little Space Goes a Long Way. What does 6 feet look like?

Visiting the Park During COVID-19

NPS encourages people choosing to visit the park during the COVID-19 pandemic to adhere to CDC, CA, & Marin Cty Public Health Dept guidance.

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

General Management Plan Amendment FEIS

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan Amendment is now available.

A bull tule elk flanked by two female elk.

Tomales Point Tule Elk Reserve Update

Check out our FAQ for answers to a number of questions raised by the public concerning the water availability for tule elk on Tomales Point.

The Bear Valley Visitor Center. A gray, barn-like structure surrounded by oak and Douglas fir trees.

Trip Planning Guide

Know Before You Go! Use this guide to help plan for your trip and avoid common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

Smoke rises from a small wildfire burning in low shrubs on a sloped hillside above the ocean.

Light Fire Information

The Light Fire burned 5.6 acres on the Point Reyes Headlands on September 27 & 28, 2020, and was apparently caused by a downed power line.

A split image of the Point Reyes Boathouse access road in 1956 and in 2019.

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now tells the park's story by matching beautiful and fascinating archival photographs with photos from today.

A small sand sculpture of the Rome, Italy, Coliseum.

2020 Sand Sculpture Contest Photos

Check out photographs from the 2020 Thirty-ninth Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

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: October 19, 2020

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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