Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

Free
No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Point Reyes National Seashore.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

No entrance fee is charged at Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes National Seashore charges no fees for parking at visitor centers, beaches, or trailheads or for day-use activities, such as hiking, wildlife viewing, bicycle riding, kayaking, horse riding, fishing, attending ranger-led programs, visiting the Point Reyes Lighthouse, picnicking (25 persons or fewer), etc. The only fees are for overnight camping and for special use permits, such as for weddings, sporting events, picnics in the reservable Bear Valley Group Picnic Area, and picnics with more than 25 persons.
 

Activity Fees

Camping

Camping fees as of January 1, 2022

  • $30/night/site for 1 to 6 people
  • $60/night/site for 7 to 14 people
  • $90/night/site for 15 to 25 people

All changes, cancellations, and potential refunds for camping reservations are managed through Recreation.gov, not at Point Reyes National Seashore visitor centers.

See our Backcountry Camping page for more information.

Special Use Permit Fees

Point Reyes National Seashore requires permits to be obtained through the Special Park Uses office for the following activities:

  • Special Events including, but not limited, to weddings, sporting events, picnics in the reservable Bear Valley Group Picnic Area, and picnics with more than 25 persons.
  • Scattering of ashes.
  • First Amendment activities.
  • Commercial filming.
  • Commercial photography.
  • Commercial Use Authorizations.

Depending on the type of permit, different fees may be required.

See our Permits & Reservations page for more information.

Your Fee Dollars At Work

The National Park Service collects Recreation Fees under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA - Title VII, Pub. L. 108-447). Recreation Fees provide a vital source of revenue for improving facilities and services for park visitors. That means that the money you pay for camping is being put to use at Point Reyes National Seashore to make the park—and your visit—better. Please visit our Your Fee Dollars At Work page for a list of some of the projects your contributions have made possible.

Top of Page

 

Interagency Passes

 

The National Park Service is an important participant in the Interagency Pass Program, which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Five of the passes in the interagency pass series—collectively known as the Interagency Pass—are available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, including:

  • Interagency Access Pass;
  • Interagency Annual Pass for Active Duty U.S. Military (and Their Dependents);
  • Interagency Lifetime Pass for Veterans and Gold Star Families;
  • Interagency Volunteer Pass; and
  • Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass.

The following three passes are not available at Point Reyes National Seashore, but may be available at other federal recreation sites' entrance stations and/or visitor centers and are available online and/or through the mail by submitting a paper application form which may be downloaded from the USGS Store.

  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass
  • Interagency Annual Senior Pass

Top of Page

 

Interagency Passes May Be Available at Other Bay Area Sites

As of April 2023, other federal recreation sites in the San Francisco Bay area that may have the Interagency Passes available include:

Top of Page

 

Golden Age and Access Passports

All Golden Age and Golden Access Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Golden Age Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the Interagency Senior Pass. Paper Golden Age Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Golden Access Passport
This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the Interagency Access Pass. Paper Golden Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram
These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the Interagency Annual Pass.

Top of Page

Last updated: January 26, 2024

Park footer

Contact Info

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 (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.

Contact Us