Road Closures & Road Work

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A color map of Point Reyes National Seashore indicating areas and roads that are closed or subject to managed access or road work until further notice. (Click on this image to download a higher resolution 8,395 KB PDF version of this map.)
Many areas and roads are closed or subject to road work or managed access until further notice.

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)
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 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

  • 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 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

 
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.

Update: Friday, February 12, 2021
Road work has largely been postponed due to winter rains. However, the contractor is working on ditches and cleaning up staging areas along the length of the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard project area from Pierce Point Road to the Headlands. Adjustments to previously constructed fencing occurred along M and N Ranch to make the fence more wildlife friendly. In the spring of 2021 (dates have yet to be determined), additional road work along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and on many other park roads is anticipated to resume. Visitors traveling along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard west of its junction with Pierce Point Road 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: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Road work has resumed due to a lack of winter and spring rains. Road work on Limantour Road will initially be focused on paving the repaired slide area north of the Laguna Road junction and on additional culvert work. Until further notice, visitors traveling along Limantour Road may encounter delays due to 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. Thank you for your continued patience!

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A front end loader, a road grader, an earthmover, and other heavy equipment are parked in a parking lot that is under reconstruction.
Heavy equipment at Drakes Beach on April 24, 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.

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Last updated: May 14, 2021

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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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