Basic Information

A white-sided, red-roofed, three-story lighthouse and three other white buildings on barren rock.
The Point Reyes Lighthouse as viewed from a boat.

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When planning a family vacation, a weekend get-away, or even just a Sunday drive, it often helps to know what you will encounter along the way and at your destination. This section will assist you in locating basic information for your trip, such as:

If you wish to bring along a pet, be aware that the pet will limit where you can go and the activities in which you may participate.

It's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Park Regulations so that you don't inadvertently break any laws.

Certain activities—such as camping, building a beach fire, holding a special event, or commercial filming/photography—require permits and/or reservations.

Every now and then, closures need to be implemented in order to protect visitors and/or species of plants and animals.

You can also learn where in the surrounding communities you can find a Post Office, a gas station, convenience stores, and outfitters and tours, and obtain other services you may desire.

Visit our Publications page for visitor guides, brochures, resource newsletters, and site bulletins. If you are looking for maps of Point Reyes National Seashore, please visit our Maps page.

Non-native, invasive species threaten endangered animals and plants at Point Reyes National Seashore and are costly to control. Learn how you can help prevent the introduction and spread of non-native species before they become a problem.


Last updated: January 21, 2023

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Contact Info

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; fire danger information; 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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