Temporary facilities closures are in effect until further notice.
Please help do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Visit our Recreate Responsibly page for guidelines for responsible recreation in the outdoors at Point Reyes and other park lands during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The park is open daily from 6 am to midnight throughout the year.
The Point Reyes Lighthouse area west of the visitors' parking lot is open to the public from 6 am to 10 pm; closed from 10 pm to 6 am.
Overnight camping is available by permit only.
All Visitor Centers are normally open throughout the year, but are closed December 25. Visitor Centers may close at 2 pm on Thanksgiving. Call 415-464-5100 for hours of operation on these holidays.
Visitor Center hours are as follows:
Lighthouse Visitor Center and the Point Reyes Lighthouse
The observation deck at the top of the stairs leading down to the lighthouse is open from 6 am to 10 pm.
The stairs from the observation deck down to the lighthouse are open on weekends and federal holidays from 10 am to 4 pm, as staffing allows.
Please visit our Visit the Point Reyes Lighthouse page for more details.
Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends and holidays from late December through mid-April when visitation by whale watchers to the Point Reyes Lighthouse area is heavy, visitors may be required to ride a shuttle bus from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas.
Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach is closed seven days a week until further notice.
PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach
The PRNSA Bookstore at Drakes Beach is closed until further notice.
Last updated: August 18, 2021