Laws & Policies

On this page, you will find the legislation establishing Point Reyes National Seashore and designating Wilderness within the National Seashore, along with documents detailing the Rules and Regulations for the National Seashore. Check out our Park Regulations page in the Plan Your Visit section for an overview of the rules that apply to most visitor activities.

 
 
 

Current Temporary Closures

Mount Vision Road Closure - November 26, 2019, until further notice
A temporary closure of the Mount Vision Road between its junction with Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and its junction with the Pine Ridge/Gunn Road is in effect to all public entry during the reconstruction of a portion of the road that washed out and collapsed during a series of storms in February 2019, rendering the road impassable. This closure will provide for visitor safety by closing an area that is narrow and steep and in which heavy machinery will be working and which has torn up substrate that cannot safely accommodate visitors walking or biking through the construction zone. This Determination of Temporary Closure updates the June 11, 2019 closure of Mt. Vision Road to all vehicular traffic.
Determination of Temporary Closure - November 26, 2019, until further notice - signed on November 26, 2019 (170 KB PDF)

McClures Beach Trailhead Access Road Closure - March 4, 2019, until further notice
A temporary closure of the McClures Beach Trailhead Access Road starting at the Pierce Point parking lot is in effect to all vehicular traffic due to a portion of the road washing out and collapsing during a series of storms in February. The road is impassable.
Determination of Temporary Closure - March 4, 2019, until further notice - signed on March 4, 2019 (59 KB PDF)


The Determinations of Temporary Closures Archive page contains information about temporary closures that are no longer in effect.

 

Marine Life Protection Act

Marine Protected Areas are marine or estuarine areas set aside to protect or conserve marine life and habitat. Marine protected areas in the waters adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore went into effect on May 1, 2010. Visit our Marine Life Protection Act page for more information.

 

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Last updated: November 30, 2019

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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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