Services are limited at Point Reyes National Seashore.
A Stay at Home (also known as Shelter-In-Place) Order is in place for Marin County 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 must 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.
Visitor centers, campgrounds, and other park facilities with high-touch equipment or that encourage gathering—including drinking fountains, benches, and picnic and barbecue areas—are closed to all use.
Here are guidelines for responsible recreation in the outdoors at Point Reyes:
Before you come:
When you get here:
Physical Distancing While You Recreate
The health and safety of those who visit and work in national parks continues to be paramount, which is why we need you to be our partner in adopting physical distancing practices. The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases while enjoying the outdoors.
Park rangers remain on duty to protect visitors and resources and uphold normal regulations. When recreating, please practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities. Be prepared for limited access to services.
Be sure to park only in designated areas, pack out everything you bring into a park, plan a visit at times other than busiest of the day, maintain social distance from others, and if you encounter a crowded trailhead or overlook, seek another location to recreate.
We are also encouraging you to find your virtual park! Explore national parks from the comfort of anywhere in the world through online galleries of photos, videos, webcams, podcasts, and sound recordings.
Alternative Text for the A Little Space Goes a Long Way (6 Feet Distancing) Infographic
Infographic with text reading "A Little Space Goes a Long Way. Stay Safe and Recreate Responsibly. Looking for the best place for #socialdistancing? Many park areas remain accessible to provide that distance, but please do it safely and responsibly! What does 6 feet look like?" First example is a cartoon of two picnic tables between two people reading, "Two picnic tables between friends." Second example is a silhouette of antlers reading, "An elk's antlers." Third example is a cartoon of a person on a line reading, "A yoga mat." Fourth example is a cartoon of a person next to a Point Reyes National Seashore entrance sign reading, "A national park sign." Fifth example is a cartoon of two people by park panels reading, "Two information waysides." Sixth example is a silhouette of a coyote reading, "One large coyote."
Generic Recreate Responsibly Tips during the COVID-19 Pandemic
As National Park Serivce (NPS) sites make more areas available to the public, the NPS encourages you to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and follow Leave No Trace principles when you visit.
The NPS conducts thousands of search and rescues servicewide each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors planning and making responsible decisions. During the ongoing health crisis, it’s critical that we make wise choices to keep our national park rangers and first responders out of harm's way. Please follow these Recreate Responsibly tips to safely spend time outside.
Last updated: June 2, 2020