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 Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven
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.
Habitat Restoration Program
Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, April 8.
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., April 14.
Winter Shuttle Bus System
Sir Francis Drake Blvd. may be closed from 9 am to ~5:45 pm on weekends & fed. holidays beyond South Beach to visitor motor vehicle traffic.
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.
Viewing Elephant Seals
Even though adult elephant seals have headed back to sea, there are still hundreds of weaned pups on beaches around the Pt. Reyes Headlands.
Third Thursday Weeders
Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, April 19.
Public comment period is now closed.
The comment period for the Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Project EA closed on March 5.
Youth Conservation Corps Program
Point Reyes NS seeks 15- to 18-year-olds for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 13.
Info for Visitors with Disabilities
Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.
General Management Plan Amendment
The NPS has begun the planning process for a General Management Plan Amendment. The initial public comment period ended November 22, 2017.
Drakes Estero Restoration
Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.
Last updated: March 17, 2018