2007 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!

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Date: December 5, 2006
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140

Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announces the ninth year of shuttle bus transportation beginning Saturday, December 30, 2006 and running through mid-April 2007.  “It’s an exciting time to visit the park with elephant seals returning to the Point Reyes Headlands and gray whales migrating between Alaska and Mexico.”  Limited parking is available at prime viewing areas such as Chimney Rock and the Historic Lighthouse and bus service eases congestion in these areas.  The shuttle transportation system was identified in the Headlands Management Plan as an important tool to protect the fragile headlands but also allow access for visitors.

Bus service runs only on weekends and holidays in good weather.  Ticket sales open at 9:00 am at the KenPatrickVisitorCenter at DrakesBeach and close at 3:00 pm.  Children 16 and under are free, adult tickets are $5.00 per person and Golden Age and Access discounts apply to the purchase.  Sir Francis Drake Highway is closed at SouthBeach when the busses are operating, road closures begin at 9:00 am and the road reopens approximately at 5:15 pm.  For more information, please call the BearValleyVisitorCenter at (415) 464-5100 or visit our Winter Shuttle Bus System page.


Last updated: February 28, 2015

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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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