Shuttle Bus Service Begins on December 28, 2002

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Date: December 23, 2002
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

Point Reyes National Seashore will begin the annual shuttle bus program beginning on Saturday, December 28. Operating only on weekends and holidays until early April, the popular shuttle bus program runs from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse and then on to Chimney Rock before returning to Drakes Beach. Park visitors need to purchase tickets at Drakes Beach from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. No advance reservations are required. The price is $4.oo for adults and children under 12 are free.

This program was introduced to reduce the number of vehicles travelling to the Point Reyes Headlands during this busy time of year. As the Pacific gray whale journeys past he Headlands, the northern elephant seals also return to the beaches for pupping and breeding. Shuttles will not operate during inclement weather. Visitors can call the Bear Valley Visitor Center for more information at 415-464-5100.

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Contact the Park

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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