A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

Bull tule elk bugling next to two female elk on Tomales Point.

Tule Elk Rut Season

This is an exciting time of year when visitors will likely hear bull elk bugling and see them attempting to round up harems of females.

View looking west across a lagoon at the bluffs rising from Drakes Beach.

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Saturday, August 6 from 8 am to 11 am. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

A shade structure and a kotca at Kule Loklo.

Kule Loklo Workday

Help maintain a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next workday is Sat., August 13.

Male snowy plover incubating eggs.

Beach Closure through Labor Day.

The Point Reyes Beach between the North Beach parking lot and the mouth of Abbotts Lagoon is closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Third Thursday Weeders on July 11, 2011.

Third Thursday Weeders

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, August 18.

Bison on a snowy day in Yellowstone National Park.

"The Epic West"

Darby Hayes' photographs from western national parks will be exhibited in the Red Barn Classroom from July 5 through October 7, 2016.

Lagunitas Creek at the proximate location of a proposed habitat and floodplain enhancement project.

Scoping Reinitiated for Lagunitas EA

The NPS is reinitiating the planning process for the Winter Habitat and Floodplain Enhancement Project EA. Comments accepted until August 3.

Spaletta (C) Ranch with the Point Reyes Headlands in the background.

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

The NPS is conducting a ranch planning process for the working ranches administered by Point Reyes National Seashore.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(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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