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.

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

Public comment period is now open.

The NPS invites the public to comment on the Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Project EA. Comment period ends on March 5.

Two volunteers removing invasive European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon.

Yoga & Dune Restoration

Sat., Feb. 24. Help the dune restoration team remove European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon. Then participate in a yoga class on the beach.

Native Plant Nursery volunteers processing plants.

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day

Come support the volunteer-based nursery program at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

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.

Visitors boarding a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach.

2018 Winter Shuttle Bus System

Starting Dec. 30, Sir Francis Drake will be closed on weekends & holidays beyond South Beach to visitor vehicle traffic including bicycles.

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 shade structure and a kotca at Kule Loklo.

Kule Loklo Open House & Workday

Visit a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next open house/workday is Sat., March 10.

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

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training

Sunday, March 11 from noon to 2 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about Marine Protected Areas, become an MPA Watch volunteer.

Youth Conservation Corps members performing trail maintenance.

Youth Conservation Corps Program

Point Reyes NS seeks 15- to 18-year-olds for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 13.

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.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The NPS has begun the planning process for a General Management Plan Amendment. The initial public comment period ended November 22, 2017.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: February 15, 2018

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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