Road Closures & Road Work

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A color map of Point Reyes National Seashore indicating areas and roads that are closed or undergoing road work from January 19, 2021, until further notice.

Current Road Closures

The following roads are closed to motorized access until further notice:

  • Laguna Road (e.g., the access road to the Coast Trailhead, Hostel, Laguna Trailhead, and Clem Miller Environmental Education Center) due to the Woodward Fire. Please note that this road is mislabeled on many mapping applications, such as Google Maps, as "Limantour Spit Road."
  • South Beach Access Road—closed to all traffic (i.e., motor vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, etc.) due to road work

Download a park map indicating the areas closed due to the Woodward Fire and roads subject to closures, managed access, or road work. (8,547 KB PDF)
Download a map of the Bear Valley area indicating the areas and trails closed due to the Woodward Fire. (518 KB PDF)

In addition to the roads listed above, the parking lots/areas at Sky Trailhead, Sunset Overlook Trailhead, Coast Trailhead, Laguna Trailhead, and Bull Point Trailhead are closed until further notice. All trails south of Limantour Road, south of Bear Valley Road, west of Highway 1, and north of Stewart Trail are closed until further notice due to the Woodward Fire.

Drakes Beach Road Temporary Closure is in Effect until Further Notice

To better ensure the safety of visitors and elephant seals, Drakes Beach Road south of its intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed daily between 5 pm and 9 am, and will remain closed all day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Drakes Beach Road and the parking lot will be open for elephant seal viewing from 9 am until 5 pm, Fridays through Mondays. Access may change based upon elephant seal activity. This closure applies to all visitor use, including pedestrians and bicycles. Citations will be issued to individuals and vehicles found south of the road closure during the times the area is closed.
Determination of Temporary Closure - January 19, 2021, until further notice - signed on January 20, 2021 (86 KB PDF)

 

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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A color photograph of five orange and white barriers blocking a road surrounded by grasslands.

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Managed Access

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.

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, about a three weeks before the Woodward Fire began.

Limantour Road Work

Until further notice, visitors traveling along Limantour Road may encounter delays due to road work. The delays should last no more than 15 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.

 

Planned Road Closures & Road Work

An additional FHWA project, bundled with the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard project described above, will repair Limantour, Chimney Rock, 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 information about these projects will be provided here and above as it becomes available.

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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: January 21, 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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