Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Six electric vehicles connected to EV charging stations in a tree-lined parking lot.
Six electric vehicles charge up outside the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce petroleum use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to anthropogenic climate change.

Six AC Level 2 (240V) electric vehicle charging stations with J1772 connectors are available for public use at the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot at Point Reyes National Seashore. These higher voltage charging stations, installed in June 2022, replace the three 120 V electric vehicle charging stations that were installed in late August 2014. Use of these charging stations is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. (Directions to the Bear Valley Visitor Center.)

Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy to find additional EV charging stations in West Marin (enter 94956 in the zip code field) and throughout the country.

NOTICE: Please be aware that parking in the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot—including at the EV charging stations—between midnight and 6 am is prohibited. An exception is made for visitors with current backcountry camping permits. Campers who have driven plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles may park overnight at the Bear Valley EV charging stations so long as they display the parking pass that was issued to them when they picked up their camping permit.

Last updated: January 26, 2023

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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 (e.g., 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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