Road Closures & Road Work

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A color map of Point Reyes National Seashore indicating areas and roads that are subject to road work from September 4, 2021, until further notice. (Click on this image to download a higher resolution 8,196 KB PDF version of this map.)
Some areas and roads are closed or subject to road work until further notice.

Current or Imminent Road Closures or Road Work

All park roads are potentially subject to delays due to road work.

On weekdays until further notice, visitors may encounter delays along or closures of park roads and parking lots due to chip sealing and micro surfacing operations. Updates and details will be posted on the park's Twitter feed. The map immediately above or to the right (depending upon the size of your screen) includes longer-term closures and does not include these chip sealing and micro surfacing operations.

Maps

Download a park map indicating the areas closed due to the Woodward Fire, Hazard Trees, or COVID-19, and roads subject to extended road work. (8,196 KB PDF)
Download a map of the Bear Valley area indicating the areas and trails closed due to the Woodward Fire. (526 KB PDF)

In addition to the roads listed above, the area and trails south and east of Coast Campground, east and south of the Fire Lane Trail, and west of Sky Trail are closed to all visitor access until further notice due to the Woodward Fire. The Kule Loklo area and trails leading to Kule Loklo are closed until further notice due to hazard trees. Please visit our Woodward Fire page for specific details.

 

Old Tocaloma/Platform Bridge Closure

  • As of January 13, 2020, the bridge known as the Old Tocaloma/Platform Bridge, which runs parallel to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at its intersection with Platform Bridge Road ~2 miles east of Olema, is closed to all vehicular traffic until further notice. The bridge is being closed to vehicular traffic due to structural deficiencies that make the weight of a vehicle unsafe to cross over the bridge.

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Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Road Work

 
A narrow road winds through tan and green pastureland, through a cluster of buildings, and off toward a rocky headland on the edge of the ocean.
On Monday, April 20, 2020, contractors began road work on the western end of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
 

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. Please keep in mind that the scheduled dates provided are subject to change due to local weather conditions. The contractors are at the mercy of the weather—a good paving day could be followed by two weeks of work-canceling fog.

Update: Thursday, August 19, 2021
The contractor continues work on replacing the culvert at Schooner Creek with a bridge, which is resulting in a round-the-clock one-lane operation until the bridge is completed in late summer 2021. Visitors traveling through other work zones may encounter delays due to the road work. The delays should last no more than 30 minutes. Drivers are urged to drive slowly through the work zone for the safety of the work crews, and to reduce the risk of damaging vehicles—especially those with low clearance—due to potholes, loose rocks, or other loose materials.

 
A section of road undergoing road work. Jersey barriers on the left. The road drops abruptly in the foreground.
Road work on Limantour Road on July 25, 2020, at the site of a landslide north of the Laguna Road junction about a three weeks before the Woodward Fire began.

Limantour Road Work

Update: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Until further notice, visitors traveling along Limantour Road on weekdays may encounter delays due to road work that should last no more than 30 minutes. Additional repairs to Limantour have been identified that may require longer closures, e.g., up to four hours or full day. If approved and when scheduled, this work will be communicated out to the public ahead of time. Drivers are urged to drive slowly through the work zone for the safety of the work crews, and to reduce the risk of damaging vehicles—especially those with low clearance—due to potholes, loose rocks, or other loose materials. Thank you for your continued patience!

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Planned Road Closures & Road Work

As part of an additional FHWA project, bundled with the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard project described above, intensive pavement preservation work is scheduled for late August and early September 2021. There will be short, one to three day closures of paved areas for the work be performed. The park will work closely with the FHWA and the contractor to coordinate and communicate the impacts to visitors. More details will be provided on this page as they become available.

 

Winter Shuttle Bus System Road Closures

From late December through mid-April when visitation to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas for whale watching and viewing elephant seals is heavy, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard may be closed to private vehicles at the South Beach junction from 9 am until approximately 5:45 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays when the weather is fair or better. On these days, visitors wishing to go to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas are required to ride a shuttle bus from Drakes Beach.

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.

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Last updated: September 5, 2021

Contact the Park

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 (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; 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.

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