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

Temporary Closure of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard southwest of its junction with Drakes Beach Road - Monday, June 22, 2020, until further notice
A temporary closure of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard southwest of its junction with Drakes Beach Road is in effect to all visitor use. Chimeny Rock Road is also closed to all visitor use. It is not safe to allow public access in any form on these roads due to construction activity.
Determination of Temporary Closure - June 22, 2020, until further notice - signed on June 22, 2020 (121 KB PDF)
Map indicating the section of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard that is closed until further notice. (1,104 KB PDF)

Temporary Pet Restrictions on the Point Reyes Beach - Saturday, April 11, 2020, through Wednesday, September 30, 2020
A temporary closure of the Point Reyes Beach between 0.25 miles south of the North Beach parking lot and 0.25 miles north of the South Beach parking lot is in effect to pets and visitors with pets to facilitate the survival of multiple federally-threatened western snowy plover nests and hatchlings in this pet closure area.
Determination of Temporary Closure - April 11, 2020, through September 30, 2020 - signed on April 8, 2020 (24 KB PDF)
Map of the temporary closure to pets on the Point Reyes Beach - April 11, 2020, through September 30, 2020 (833 KB PDF)

Tocaloma or Old Platform Bridge Closure - January 13, 2020, until further notice
A temporary closure of the bridge known as Tocaloma or Old Platform Bridge, which runs parallel to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at its intersection with Platform Bridge Road, is in effect to all vehicular traffic due until further notice. The bridge is being closed to vehicular traffic due to structural deficiencies that make the weight of a vehicle unsafe to cross over the bridge.
Determination of Temporary Closure - January 13, 2020, until further notice - signed on January 13, 2020 (49 KB PDF)


The Determinations of Temporary Closures Archive page contains information about temporary closures that are no longer in effect.

 

Marine Life Protection Act

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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Last updated: June 25, 2020

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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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