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 man fishing on a sandy beach with waves washing in from the left & steep bluffs in the background.

What Can I Do At Point Reyes?

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!

A females ranger wearing a face mask stands in front of a lighthouse.

How To Visit Safely 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.

By popular demand, we now offer reservations at 3 months and at 14 days before arrival.

Campsites are now easier to get.

We now offer reservations for permits through Recreation.gov at 3 months and 14 days in advance. Same-day permits may also be available.

A man carrying a young child walks a dog on a sandy beach.

Where Can I Walk My Dog at Point Reyes?

Pets are welcome on only a few trails and beaches at Point Reyes. Pets must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times.

A 40-foot-tall waterfall cascades over coastal bluffs on the right onto a sandy ocean beach.

Where Can I Hike?

Hiking opportunities in Point Reyes are seemingly endless. Use this guide to search for hikes by time, habitat or location.

A ranger, a Community Volunteer Ambassador, and a volunteer stand together behind a table.

Become a Community Volunteer Ambassador

Point Reyes is currently accepting applications for its Community Volunteer Ambassador Internship. Application Deadline: December 17, 2021.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The Record of Decision 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 on the tule elk at Tomales Point.

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.

Last updated: November 9, 2021

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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