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.

Four red-roofed, white-sided buildings sit on a rocky headland surrounded by water.

The Lighthouse Has Reopened

The 15-month rehabilitation project at the Point Reyes Lighthouse is finished & the site has reopened to visitors as of Friday, November 8.

Visitors boarding a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach.

Winter Shuttle Bus System

Sir Francis Drake Blvd. may be closed from 9 am to ~5:45 pm on weekends & federal holidays beyond South Beach to visitor vehicle traffic.

Point Bonita YMCA campers answering questions during a binoculars introduction program.

Latino Heritage Internship Program

The Latino Heritage Internship Program has two openings at Point Reyes National Seashore. The application deadline is February 7.

Female coho salmon. NPS / Jessica Weinberg.

Salmon Spawning Season

As winter rains return, coho salmon & steelhead trout swim up area streams in order to spawn. Find out where you can observe the migration.

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Elephant Seals

Elephant seals have returned to the beaches around the Point Reyes Headlands to birth their pups and to mate.

A group of visitors watching for gray whales.

Watch for Whales at Point Reyes

Gray whales migrate past Point Reyes from December through May and can frequently be seen from the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas.

A man gestures toward an image of a white shark on a screen while talking to a seated audience.

Lunchtime Science Lectures

Thursday, January 23, at noon. "Dynamically Visualizing the Past and Future of Shorelines, Ecosystems, and Climate Change, at Point Reyes."

Seventeen volunteers plant native vegetation alongside a creek to stabilize the steam bank.

Quarry Gulch Creek Restoration Work Day

Saturday, January 25. Help us restore coho salmon and steelhead trout habitat by planting native coast live oak, willow, and other species.

A newly dug channel branches off of a creek. Cut branches and other material covers the ground.

Planting Party @ Jewell Restoration Site

Saturday, January 25. Help plant native plants & trees on a recently completed habitat restoration site at the former ghost town of Jewell.

Five Habitat Restoration Program volunteers removing iceplant with hand tools.

Habitat Restoration Program

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, January 26.

A very irregularly shaped tan-colored mushroom.

Point Reyes Fungus Fair: February 1 & 2

Come learn about the fungi gathered by volunteers who are helping to collect, identify, and catalog the species of mushrooms at Point Reyes.

A split image of the Point Reyes Boathouse access road in 1956 and in 2019.

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now tells the park's story by matching beautiful and fascinating archival photographs with photos from today.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The 45-day review & comment period for the DEIS for lands in active ranching managed by Point Reyes closed on September 23.

An individual in a wheelchair exploring the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: January 11, 2020

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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