Temporary facilities closures are in effect until further notice.
A Risk Reduction Order is in place for Marin County until further notice. Following guidance from the CDC and public health officials, and to comply with county-wide public health legal orders, until further notice:
Please help do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus by staying close to home; if you do visit Point Reyes, please maintain at least six feet of physical distance. Individuals engaged in outdoor exercise, such as walking, hiking, running, or bicycling, are not required to wear a face covering, but should carry one with them and wear a facial covering when interacting with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces if they cannot practice physical distancing. Please be aware that, because physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart) cannot reasonably be maintained in certain outdoor locations, there are many outdoor areas in the park where individuals over the age of two years must wear masks, except when actively eating or drinking. Visit our Recreate Responsibly page for guidelines for responsible recreation in the outdoors at Point Reyes and other park lands during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The park is open daily from 6 am to midnight throughout the year.
The Point Reyes Lighthouse area west of the visitors' parking lot is open to the public from 6 am to 10 pm; closed from 10 pm to 6 am.
Overnight camping is available by permit only.
All Visitor Centers are normally open throughout the year, but are closed December 25. Visitor Centers may close at 2 pm on Thanksgiving. Call 415-464-5100 for hours of operation on these holidays.
Visitor Center hours are as follows:
Bear Valley Visitor Center - reduced hours and capacity limits are in effect until further notice
Lighthouse Visitor Center and the Point Reyes Lighthouse - closed until further notice
The Lighthouse Visitor Center, the stairs leading down to the lighthouse, and the equipment building are normally only open:
The Lighthouse's first gallery (the middle chamber, which contains the clockwork mechanism and from which visitors can closely view the Fresnel lens) is normally only open (as weather & staffing permit):
The Lighthouse Visitor Center and the stairs leading down to the lighthouse are normally closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends and holidays from late December through mid-April when visitation by whale watchers to the Point Reyes Lighthouse area is heavy, visitors may be required to ride a shuttle bus from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas.
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach is closed seven days a week until further notice.
PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach
The PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach is closed until further notice.
Last updated: May 12, 2021