Laws & Policies

On this page, you will find the legislation establishing Point Reyes National Seashore and designating Wilderness within the National Seashore, along with documents detailing the Rules and Regulations for the National Seashore. Check out our Park Regulations page in the Plan Your Visit section for an overview of the rules that apply to most visitor activities.


Current Temporary Closures

Drakes Estero Road Closure - August 8, 2016 through early 2017
To ensure public safety and efficient operations, Drakes Estero and its access road will be temporarily closed on weekdays. Water access to the estero will remain open on weekends and holidays, when no work is under way. Unforeseen conditions may necessitate closure of Drakes Estero and the Drakes Estero access road on weekends and/or holidays.
Map of Temporary Estuary Closure - August 8, 2016 (637 KB PDF)
Determination of Temporary Estuary Closure - August 8, 2016 (38 KB PDF)

The Determinations of Temporary Closures Archive page contains information about temporary closures that are no longer in effect.



Marine Protected Areas are marine or estuarine areas set aside to protect or conserve marine life and habitat. Marine protected areas in the waters adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore went into effect on May 1, 2010. Visit our Marine Life Protection Act page for more information.


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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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