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.

A female ranger talks with two female hikers at a trailhead. Signs indicate the trail is closed.

Be Prepared

Find out which areas, roads, and trails are open or closed due to either COVID-19-related Stay Home orders, the Woodward Fire, or road work.

Many vehicles parked in a gravel parking lot at a trailhead.

Be Flexible

Be flexible and do your part to reduce crowding. Opt for less-crowded park locations and less-crowded days of the week to visit.

Two separate couples hiking through a meadow.

Be Kind

Stay home if you are sick. Keep 6 feet away from rangers and other visitors, and wear a mask when you can't. Stay on trails. Leave No Trace.

The Bear Valley Visitor Center. A gray, barn-like structure surrounded by oak and Douglas fir trees.

Trip Planning Guide

Know Before You Go! Use this guide to help plan for your trip and avoid common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

Harbor seals and nursing pups. May 10, 2013.

Harbor Seal Protection Measures

An annual closure of Drakes Estero & other areas is implemented from March 1 to June 30 to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.

Two people walking two dogs on a beach with low bluffs in the background on a sunny but hazy day.

Pets at Point Reyes

Pets are welcome on only a few trails and beaches at Point Reyes. Pets must be on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times.

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Elephant Seals

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

Two male elephant seals rear up and slam their bodies against each other while sparring on a beach.

Elephant Seal Tales

Read stories of the elephant seal pupping season through the eyes of our volunteers.

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

General Management Plan Amendment FEIS

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan Amendment is now available.

A bull tule elk flanked by two female elk.

Tomales Point Tule Elk Reserve Update

Check out our FAQ for answers to a number of questions raised by the public concerning the water availability for tule elk on Tomales Point.

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.

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.

Last updated: March 3, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


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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