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.

A color photograph of four orange and white barriers blocking the entrance to a parking lot.

Temporary Facilities Closure Advisory

The Seashore's visitor centers and campgrounds are temporarily closed, and many roads and parking lots are closed to all motorized access.

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 near Chimney Rock.

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.

Visitors boarding a bus at Drakes Beach.

2020 Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

March 8 was the last day for the 2020 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2020.

A newly dug channel branches off of a creek. Cut branches and other material covers the ground.

Planting Party @ Jewell - CANCELLED

Sat., Mar.28 & Apr.11. Help plant native plants & trees on a recently completed habitat restoration site at the former ghost town of Jewell.

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. Application deadline is April 10, 2020.

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, April 12.

The acronym CISAW depicted as cartoon invasive species.

2020 CISAW Youth Art Contest

Help develop "Habitat Hero" campaign posters and videos for California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW). Deadline: May 1, 2020.

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.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The correspondence received during the 45-day comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is now available for review.

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 26, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


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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