Current Road Closures
Drakes Beach Road and the Drakes Beach area is closed to all traffic (i.e., motor vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, etc.) until further notice due to road work. more...
Download a park map indicating the areas closed due to the Woodward Fire and roads subject to road work or managed access. (8,395 KB PDF)
In addition to the roads listed above, the Sky Trailhead parking lot is closed until further notice. A large area and most trails south and east of Coast Campground, east of the Laguna Trail, south of Limantour Road, west of the Bear Valley area, and west of Sky Trail are closed to all visitor access until further notice due to the Woodward Fire. Please visit our Woodward Fire page for specific details.
Old Tocaloma/Platform Bridge Closure
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Managed Access
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is open. However, on weekends and federal holidays, access to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas (aka, the Headlands) will be managed beyond the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Drakes Beach Road in an effort to ensure visitor and staff safety by reducing the number of people at these otherwise crowded locations. During your visit, please read any and all advisory signs you may encounter along the way. We request your patience. Our goal is to help you have a safe visit, so please stay physically distant from anyone outside of your household and wear a face covering.
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Road Work
On Monday, April 20, 2020, contractors began work on a major road improvement project in Point Reyes National Seashore. This two-year, $49.1 million project is a joint effort between the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), County of Marin, and National Park Service (NPS). The project will resurface, restore, rehabilitate, and reconstruct approximately 12.9 miles of roadway and 20.9 miles of roadway pavement preservation within the park. The work will be performed over two construction seasons from April through November. Time-limited delays and some area closures are expected through the duration of the project.
Update: Friday, February 12, 2021
Limantour Road Work
Update: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Drake Beach Parking Lot
As part of the on-going road project in the park, Drakes Beach Road and Parking Lot if closed from May 3, 2021, through August 31, 2021. The contractor began preparatory work at the site in early April 2021. The work consists of a reconfiguration of the parking lot and the restoration of historic wetlands.
The park has requested that the contractor schedule work in a way to avoid concurrent impacts to Limantour Beach and Drakes Beach. More information about these projects will be provided here and above as it becomes available.
Planned Road Closures & Road Work
An additional FHWA project, bundled with the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard project described above, will repair Limantour and Lighthouse Roads, as well as address pavement preservation on all remaining National Park Service-owned paved roads and parking lots within the Seashore. More details will be provided on this page as they become available.
Winter Shuttle Bus System Road Closures
The shuttle bus system has been cancelled for winter 2020–2021.
Beginning Sunday, December 26, 2021, the western end of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard may be closed on weekends and federal holidays when the Winter Shuttle Bus System is operating.
Potential Closures due to Storm Damage
After wind and/or rain storms, many roads to and from and within Point Reyes National Seashore may be blocked due to flooding, mud slides, downed trees, and/or power lines. Reports of closures and re-openings of roads are received too frequently to keep this page up-to-date. For emergency road and weather conditions in West Marin, visit Point Reyes National Seashore's Twitter feed, the National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area's Twitter feed, the Marin County Department of Public Works' Twitter feed, the Marin Sheriff Department's Twitter feed, the Marin Fire Department's Twitter feed, the California Highway Patrol: Marin's Twitter feed, or tune in to KWMR, 90.5 FM.
Information about Road Closures outside of the National Seashore
For more information on road closures in Marin County and the Bay Area, check the Marin Sheriff Current Emergency Information, the California Department of Transportation's Current Highway Conditions, and CHP Traffic Incident Information (select "Golden Gate" from the "Communication Centers" drop-down menu in the upper left corner, then look for "Marin" in the "Location" and/or "Area" columns) websites.
Last updated: May 14, 2021