Road Closures

All Park Roads are currently open.

Beginning Saturday, December 30, 2017, the western end of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed on weekends and federal holidays when the Winter Shuttle Bus System is operating.

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.

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.

 

Drakes Beach Road Closure

Drakes Beach Road was reopened on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

In late March of 2017, National Park Service personnel noticed a depression was forming on Drakes Beach Road over a culvert that served as a cattle underpass for the historic D Ranch. After inspecting the culvert, steel plates were placed over the depression.

 
Four images of Drakes Beach Road before the culvert failed.
Water pooling on Drakes Beach Road in a depression over a culvert that was beginning to fail. A member of the park's road crew inspecting the culvert. Steel plates placed over the failing culvert on March 22, 2017.
 

On the morning of Saturday, April 8, 2017, the culvert failed, resulting in the partial collapse of a section of the road. The steel plates that were installed prior to the collapse no longer have sufficient structural support to bear the weight of an automobile and could fail if driven over.

 
Three images illustrating the damage to Drakes Beach Road that resulted when a culvert under the road failed.
While the curb along the western side of the road remained intact, the asphalt road surface underneath the curb and the steel plates and above the culvert collapsed.
 

Park personnel worked to get the road open as soon as it could safely be traveled. Contractors were on site in early June and the road was reopened on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Last updated: June 17, 2017

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