Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 27, 2017

Pt. Reyes Shuttle Bus Began December 30

Point Reyes National Seashore reports

Please remember that you must take shuttle buses on the weekends, beginning this Saturday, December 30, if you would like to view whales and elephant seals at the lighthouse and Chimney Rock

Details on shuttle bus operations:

Saturday, December 30, 2017, through late March or mid-April 2018  Weekends And Federal Holidays

$7 Shuttle Bus Tickets are Available
at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center
at Drakes Beach from 9:30 am to ~3 pm

Winter is an exciting time to visit the park. As the gray whales migrate past and the elephant sealsreturn to the Point Reyes Headlands, so do lots of visitors. This means increased traffic on the narrow roadways and in the small parking lots near the Point Reyes Lighthouse and at Chimney Rock—especially on weekends and holidays. In order to reduce traffic congestion in the Point Reyes Headlands, the Seashore instituted a shuttle bus system in 1998.

The Point Reyes Headlands shuttle bus system usually begins on the last Saturday of December and continues through late March or mid-April. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed to private vehicles including bicycles at the South Beach junction from 9 am until ~5:45 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays when the weather is fair or better. Shuttle service will not run during stormy or extremely wet weather. Check the “Shuttles, Whales, and Elephant Seals” recording at 415-464-5100, ext. 2 (then press 3 and then 1) for updates on whether shuttles are operating. To ensure the safety of bus operators and passengers, we do need to limit private vehicle access including bicycles on the narrow and curving road while the buses are running. Map of road closure.

NOTICE: Sir Francis Drake Boulevard from the South Beach junction to the Lighthouse visitor parking lot is open to private vehicles including bicycles on weekdays, and on weekend days when the shuttle bus system is not operating.

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