Road Closures and Park Updates


Posted Friday, January 10, 2020 by MCVB Staff

Temporary facilities closure advisory

Following guidance from the CDC, and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, and in collaboration with our partners Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and Presidio Trust, park closures have been revised, and are in effect from March 16- April 7, 2020. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels.

Visitors may continue to enjoy trails and open space areas of the parks. The health and safety of staff and visitors in these facilities is our number one priority. We are working with the NPS Office of Public Health, and the US Public Health Service to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In the meantime, we continue to remind our visitors to follow the CDC’s guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including maintaining social distancing, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and staying home if you feel sick.

Area and park closures as a result of county Shelter in Place orders, effective March 16-April 7:

San Francisco County:

- Alcatraz Island
- Presidio Visitor Center
- Fort Point NHS
- Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
- Lands End Lookout

Marin County:

-Marin Headlands Visitor Center
-Nike Missile site; Point Bonita Lighthouse
-Muir Woods National Monument – entire park and parking closed
- All park campgrounds (Kirby Cove, Bicentennial)

Staff and partners will attempt to keep parking lots, open spaces, beaches, and trails open, provided no additional public health issues arise.


Point Reyes National Seashore Traffic and Trail Alerts/Updates 

Temporary facilities closure is in effect until at least April 7, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and public health officials, and to comply with the shelter-in-place legal order in seven Bay Area counties, Point Reyes National Seashore's visitor centers and campgrounds are temporarily closed until at least April 7, 2020. No camping or beach fire permits will be issued for the duration of the shelter-in-place order. All ranger-led programs or volunteer activities have been canceled. Park roads, trails, beaches, and restrooms (excluding the Bear Valley Visitor Center restrooms) are otherwise open. Updates will be posted to this park website and social media channels.


Point Reyes Lighthouse Area Reopened 2019 to Public

Point Reyes National Seashore has completed a thirteen-month rehabilitation project at the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse has reopened the site to visitors. The $5.7 million dollar rehabilitation project is the most extensive rehabilitation done on this historic structure since it was commissioned in 1870.

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.