Activities and Amenities
Point Reyes National Seashore Campground, CA
part ofPoint Reyes National Seashore, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewFrom 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. Bordered by the San Andreas Fault, home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.
Five campgrounds are available for reservations - four hike-in/bike-in campgrounds and one boat-in campground. For more information, please click here http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm .
Point Reyes is a peninsula, one and half hours north of San Francisco providing a welcome respite for the surrounding urban area. Wooded hillsides give way to chaparral and grasslands with 140 miles of hiking trails and seven beaches.
Activities include hiking, limited bike riding along the borders of the Philip Burton Wilderness, bird watching, and beach walking. In the winter season whale watching and Northern Elephant seal populations may be viewed (though not in the backpacking or boat-in areas).
Four hike in/bike-in only areas in the southern area of the park and 20 boat-in only campsites on Tomales Bay. Amenities at the hike-in/bike-in sites included picnic tables charcoal only grills, food storage lockers with centrally located pit toilets and drinking water; no pets permitted. Boat-in sites have no amenities (except on Marshall and Tomales Beach where pit toilets are available.
The main Bear Valley Visitor Center is open seven days a week, year-round, except for Christmas.
Hike-in/Bike-in Campgrounds include:
The Seashore shares the peninsula with Tomales Bay State Park, a day-use area popular for swimming and picnicking.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Point Reyes is located approximately 50 miles north of San Francisco and can be approached either northbound or southbound via Highway 101 and Exit 450A/B Sir Francis Drake Highway. Visitors can also reach the park via the longer and winding scenic Highway 1 or the Point Reyes Petaluma Road.
Public transportation to the Bear Valley Visitor Center from San Rafael along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is available through the West Marin Stagecoach.
Directions http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/directions.htm for the quickest routes to Point Reyes National Seashore's Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Bear Valley Visitor Center GPS: Latitude: North 38 degrees, 2 minutes and 27 seconds. Longitude: West 122 degrees, 48 Minutes and 1 second.
Mailing Address:Point Reyes National Seashore Campground
76 Bear Valley Road
Point reyes Station CA 94956
Phone Number:Information: (415)464-5137