Road Closures and Park Updates


Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by MCVB Staff

Point Reyes National Seashore Traffic and Trail Alerts/Updates 
Update: Lighthouse Area Closure is Extended until December 31, 2019

In the summer of 2018, Point Reyes National Seashore undertook a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse. During this project, all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Point Reyes Lighthouse's visitors' parking lot—including the visitor center, the lighthouse and the stairs leading down to the lighthouse—are closed to all entry. The lighthouse is not visible from the parking lot. Bookmark and visit this blog regularly to learn about the latest restoration news and information about how the restoration may impact visitation to the Point Reyes Lighthouse.

The contractor has notified the park that the restoration project will not be completed by early summer 2019. As a result, the temporary closure of all areas beyond (e.g., west of) the Lighthouse Visitors' Parking Lot will be extended until December 31, 2019.
Map of the temporary closure in the Point Reyes Lighthouse Area - until Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Point Reyes Trail Advisories and Closures: Please observe all trail closures and barriers. Trails are closed for a variety of reasons, such as for visitor safety, to protect endangered species, to prevent erosion, and/or to allow new sections of trail to harden.

For emergency road and weather conditions in West Marin, tune in to KWMR, 90.5 FM.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area/Marin Headlands Road Closure Updates

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) has implemented phase two of a traffic pilot program to relieve congestion, improve safety and parking, and enhance the visitor experience on Marin Headlands roadways. This traffic plan will be in effect through mid-fall, including Fleet Week.

On weekends and holidays, visitors who want to drive to the Marin Headlands must enter through the Baker-Barry Tunnel on Bunker Road and exit via the one-way eastbound Conzelman Road. (Conzelman Road will convert from two-way travel to one-way travel in the eastbound direction between McCullough Road and Alexander Avenue, with a portion of the remaining travel lane dedicated for visitor parking seven days a week). Motorists can help relieve congestion in the Alexander Avenue, Conzelman Road, and Marin Headlands corridor by avoiding the area or by using the Rodeo or Spencer Avenue entrances and exits on Highway 101. 

Bicyclists will not be subject to these restrictions and may continue to ride in both directions.

Traffic is expected to be heavy throughout this area and visitors can expect delays entering and leaving the Marin Headlands. During phase two of the traffic pilot, drivers will be able to use the Baker-Barry Tunnel in both directions on weekdays. The park will continue observation of traffic patterns and initiate signage improvements in stages over the course of the fall.


Golden Gate National Recreation Area/Marin Headlands Trail Closure Updates 

On June 7, 2019, in collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) will close a series of trails and fire roads in and around Oakwood Valley Trail, Alta Fire Road, Rodeo Valley Fire Road, and Bobcat Trail. These areas, within the Marin Headlands unit, will be closed to all visitor access for the next 30-45 days. This will ensure visitor safety during the replacement of power lines which provide power to the City of Sausalito and all parklands in the Marin Headlands.

For detailed information go here