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Winter Shuttle Bus System

The Winter Shuttle Bus System will resume on December 31, 2011. Through late-April, the west end of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. will be closed to private vehicles weekends & holidays from 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Welcome to Point Reyes National Seashore

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 1000 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.


Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement

The National Park Service is developing an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential issuance of a Special Use Permit for commercial operations within Drakes Estero. The comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement closed on December 9, 2011.


Air Tour Management Plan Development

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the NPS, is in the initial scoping phase of development of Air Tour Management Plans (ATMP) for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. This project is currently in the public scoping phase. Public comments on the scope of the assessment document were accepted through October 21, 2011. The comment period is now closed.


Public document Reading Room and Online Portal to share Seashore records

Point Reyes National Seashore is embarking on an innovative effort to make park documents and data available to the public as part of our continued efforts to improve public understanding of research and management activities.


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Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Rd.
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Park Information
(415) 464-5100

Point Reyes Lighthouse (Thursday through Monday         10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
(415) 669-1534


(415) 663-8132


Warm, dry summers and cool rainy winters characterize the Point Reyes Peninsula's climate, similar to the type of climate that prevails on the Mediterranean.
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Bull Elephant Seal © Richard Allen

Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice.

Last Updated: December 26, 2011 at 09:35 MST


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