Parking Lots

On this page you can find brief descriptions of Point Reyes National Seashore's parking lots, which include geographic coordinates, open and closed hours, and accessibility information. The "Check Busy Times" collapsible panels will inform you of when you will likely find plenty of parking spaces available (light), when there are very few spaces available (busy), and when the parking lot is full and/or overflowing (very busy).

 
 

Parking Lots Reached via Bear Valley Road

The following parking lots along the Bear Valley Road are listed in alphabetical order.

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Bear Valley Bus/RV/Trailer Parking Lot

  • 20 total spaces
  • 20 oversized spaces
  • 38.040185938, -122.799989303
A dirt parking lot near the Bear Valley Visitor Center and Bear Valley Trailhead with space for ~20 buses, RVs, and/or vehicles towing trailers. It is available for day use only. The Bear Valley Trailhead is at the southeast corner of the lot.

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Bear Valley Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 210 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.0401879378, -122.799376303
A gravel parking lot with space for ~210 vehicles. The Bear Valley Trailhead is at the southwest corner of the parking lot. The Bear Valley Picnic Area is to the north of the parking lot and its restroom is at the parking lot's northeast corner. The Bear Valley Visitor Center is located a short distance to the northwest.

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Bear Valley Visitor Center Parking Lot

  • 52 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.041307938, -122.799866303
A paved parking lot with space for 52 vehicles adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitor Center. As of June 2022, there are six type-2 EV charging stations available. To help reduce traffic congestion in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Parking Lot, please park your vehicle(s) in the gravel, trailhead/picnic area parking lot on the left (east) side of the access road close to the Bear Valley Trailhead if you will be parking your car in the area for more than 30 minutes.

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Olema Marsh Parking Lot

  • 10 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.059912406, -122.809675552
A small dirt parking lot with space for 10 vehicles adjacent to Olema Marsh. The Olema Marsh Trail departs from the northwest corner and intersects with Sir Francis Drake Boulevard about 1300 feet to the north. This parking area is approximately 5 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Bear Valley Road.

 
 

Parking Lots Reached via Limantour Road

Follow Limantour Road to reach the following parking lots and/or roadside parking areas, which are listed in alphabetical order. Limantour Road branches off of Bear Valley Road about 1 mile north of the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

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Bayview Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 20 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.059341752400655, -122.8502869195155
The Bayview Trailhead Parking Lot is a small dirt parking lot with space for ~20 vehicles on the north side of Limantour Road 4.4 miles (7 km) from Bear Valley Road. The Bayview Trail crosses Limantour Road at this location and the Inverness Ridge Trail heads north from the parking lot's western end. The Bayview Trailhead Parking Lot is approximately 12 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. A bulletin board with information about the 1995 Vision Fire is located along the lot's north side.

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Coast Trailhead Roadside Parking

  • 15 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.04378200621828, -122.86337435245514
Space for parking at the Coast Trailhead consists of an approximately 300-foot-long unpaved shoulder along the south side of the Laguna Road (e.g., across the road from the hostel). There are no other facilities or amenities at this location. This trailhead is approximately 15 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road and Laguna Road. Space is limited. Please make sure your vehicle is completely off the pavement.

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Laguna Trailhead Overflow Parking Area

  • 35 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.04374877295614, -122.8597853124744
A small dirt and grass area with space for ~35 vehicles serves as an overflow parking area for the Laguna Trailhead Parking Lot. It is located along the south side of Laguna Road west of the turnoff that leads into the Laguna Trailhead Parking Lot. Hikers can connect with the Laguna Trail via a short driveway at the east end of the Laguna Trailhead Parking Lot. This parking area is approximately 15 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road and Laguna Road.

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Laguna Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 13 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.043414131573634, -122.85845051064007
A small paved parking lot at the Laguna Trailhead with space for 13 vehicles. This is the closest parking lot to the Coast Campground. Hikers can connect with the Laguna Trail via a short driveway at the east end of the parking lot. An overflow parking area is available along the south side of Laguna Road west of the turnoff that leads into the Laguna Trailhead Parking Lot. This parking lot is approximately 15 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road and Laguna Road.

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Limantour Beach Main Parking Lot

  • 250 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.028930631, -122.882715914
A gravel parking lot with space for ~250 vehicles. The path leading to Limantour Beach is at the parking lot's south end. The path leads past three vault toilet buildings, two picnic tables, and junctions with the Muddy Hollow Trail before climbing over a small dune to arrive at the beach. The Limantour Beach Parking Lot is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road.

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Limantour Beach South Parking Lot

  • 15 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.02621340891767, -122.87687671791514
The Limantour Beach South Parking Lot is a small paved parking lot that can accommodate 15 vehicles. It is located at the east end of a short spur road branching off of Limantour Road a short distance before arriving at the Limantour Beach Main Parking Lot. A vault toilet, litter and recycling receptacles, and a path leading to the beach are located at the east end of the lot. The Limantour Beach South Parking Lot is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road.

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Muddy Hollow Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 15 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.0480413962184, -122.86938999209383
The Muddy Hollow Trailhead parking lot is a dirt/gravel parking lot that can accommodate ~15 vehicles. The Muddy Hollow Trailhead is at the southwest end of the parking lot. The Muddy Hollow Road Trailhead is at the north corner of the parking lot. There are no other facilities or amenities at this location. This parking lot is approximately 15 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road and Muddy Hollow Road.

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Sky Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 10 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.05487648802563, -122.83815006985719
The Sky Trailhead Parking Lot is a dirt/gravel parking lot that can accommodate ~10 vehicles along the southwest side of Limantour Road. The Sky Trailhead is at the east corner of the lot and the Bayview Trail departs from the north corner of the lot. This is the closest trailhead to Sky Campground. There are no other facilities or amenities at this location. The Sky Trailhead Parking Lot is approximately10 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Limantour Road.

 
 

Parking Lots Reached via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to reach the following parking lots and/or roadside parking areas, which are listed in alphabetical order.

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Bolinas Ridge Trailhead Roadside Parking

  • 25 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.04620271595562, -122.77082204818726
Space for parking at the Bolinas Ridge Trailhead consists of an approximately 300-foot-long paved shoulder and an approximately 200-foot-long gravel shoulder along the sides of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard 1.1 miles east of Olema. There are no other facilities or amenities at this location. This trailhead is approximately 5 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Space is limited. Please make sure your vehicle is entirely out of the lane of travel.

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Bull Point Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 10 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.08109276099103, -122.96046495780269
A small gravel parking lot at the Bull Point Trailhead with space for ~10 vehicles. Park here to hike the Bull Point Trail, with begins at the eastern corner of the lot. There is a bulletin board with information about the Bull Point Trail adjacent to the trailhead. The Bull Point Trailhead Parking Lot is approximately 25 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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Chimney Rock Parking Lot

  • 20 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 37.995124821, -122.979734524
A small paved parking lot with space for 20 vehicles. Park here to hike the Chimney Rock Trail, walk to the Elephant Seal Overlook, or visit the Historic Point Reyes Lifeboat Station. A vault toilet is located at the southeast corner of the parking lot. The Chimney Rock Parking Lot is approximately 45 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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Cross Marin Trailhead Roadside Parking

  • 20 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.050097651579705, -122.76049017906189
There is limited parking for the Cross Marin Trail along the old (now largely decommissioned) route of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard north of and parallel to the current highway west of the bridges that cross Lagunitas Creek. (The Old Tocaloma/Platform Bridge is closed to autos.) Additional roadside parking is available along the west side of Platform Bridge Road just north of its intersection with Sir Francis Drake Blvd. This trailhead is approximately 5 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

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Drakes Beach Parking Lot

  • 300 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.02788821243588, -122.96215836354332
A paved parking lot with space for ~300 vehicles at Drakes Beach adjacent to the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center. There are restrooms, a bookstore, picnic tables, and litter and recycling receptacles available at Drakes Beach. The Drakes Beach Parking Lot is approximately 30 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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Drakes Estero Kayak/Canoe Launch Parking Lot

  • 20 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.082910039, -122.932086845
The Drakes Estero Parking Lot is a small dirt/gravel parking lot that can accommodate ~20 vehicles. A kayak/canoe launch site is at the southwest corner of the lot. A vault toilet building and litter and recycling receptacles are located along the south side of the lot. The Drakes Estero Parking Lot is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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Estero Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 30 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.08162638061697, -122.91407400282401
The Estero Trailhead Parking Lot is a small dirt parking lot with space for ~30 vehicles on the west side of Estero Trailhead Road (aka Home Ranch Road) one mile from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The Estero Trailhead is at the southwest corner of the lot. A vault toilet building and litter and recycling receptacles are located at the northeast end of the lot. A picnic table is located along the southern edge of the lot. This lot is approximately 25 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

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Point Reyes Beach North Parking Lot

  • 85 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.077151097, -122.975096517
A paved parking lot with space for 85 vehicles adjacent to the Point Reyes Beach North (aka North Beach). A restroom building is located at the lot's northeast end. The North Beach Parking Lot is approximately 25 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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Point Reyes Beach South Parking Lot

  • 180 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.047880524, -122.988010331
A paved parking lot with space for approximately 180 vehicles adjacent to the Point Reyes Beach South (aka South Beach. A restroom building is located along the lot's southwest side. The South Beach Parking Lot is approximately 30 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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Point Reyes Hill Trailhead Parking Lot

  • 20 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.08419694333198, -122.87099182605743
A small dirt parking lot with space for 20 vehicles at the southeast end of Mount Vision Road. The Inverness Ridge Trail departs from the lot's southeast corner. There are no other facilities or amenities at this location. This parking area is approximately 30 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Bear Valley Road, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, and Mount Vision Road.

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Point Reyes Lighthouse Accessible (ADA) Parking Lot.

  • 4 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 37.996969014, -123.019063825
The lighthouse area's accessible parking lot is located 0.4 miles beyond (to the west of) the main visitors' parking lot, which is located at the west end of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Open, then close, the chain gate at the west end of the roundabout and drive along the service road, which doubles as a pedestrian path. The accessible parking lot is on the right side of the road just beyond the cypress trees. Please visit https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/lighthouse.htm#accessibility for more details.

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Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot

  • 38 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 37.997739719, -123.011789929
A paved parking lot with space for 38 vehicles at the west end of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The Lighthouse Visitor Center is 0.5 miles to the west via a foot path, which departs from the west end of the roundabout at the northwest end of the lot. A vault toilet building and litter and recycling receptacles are located along the east side of the lot. The Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot is approximately 45 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

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U.S. Life-Saving Service Cemetery Parking Lot

  • 3 total spaces
  • 0 oversized spaces
  • 38.094325686188846, -122.92926549911499
A tiny gravel parking lot that can accommodate three vehicles. To the west, a little-used trail leads up a small hill to the historic U.S. Life-Saving Service Cemetery. There are no other facilities or amenities at this location. The parking lot is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Bear Valley Visitor Center via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.