Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Just For Kids


Point Reyes National Seashore is home to nearly forty species of land mammals, and at least a dozen species of marine mammals. Nearly half the bird species of North America have been spotted here. The park is home to one of the largest populations of tule elk and a thriving breeding ground for the once nearly extinct elephant seals. Jutting 10 miles into the Pacific Ocean, Point Reyes offers one of the best spots for viewing the migrations of the California gray whale.

Junior Ranger Program
Point Reyes National Seashore offers lots of fun opportunities for kids. While at Point Reyes, children can discover the wonders of wildlife-watching, hike along a variety of trails, build sand castles, watch for whales, seals and sea lions, discover the lighthouse, check out our visitor centers with interactive displays, or become a Junior Ranger! We have two self-guided Junior Ranger programs. One explores the history of the Coast Miwok people, while the other is a study at the lighthouse. Stop at the Bear Valley Visitor Center or the Lighthouse Visitor Center, respectively, for more information on becoming a Junior Ranger.

Point Reyes Summer Camp
Would you like to live in and explore Point Reyes for 4 to 6 days this summer? Do you like to explore mudflats, hike, tidepool, look for critters and have fun? If you are interested in receiving summer camp information, visit the Point Reyes Summer Camp website. The Point Reyes National Seashore Association runs this facility, and fees are charged.

High School Students
Are you interested in an internship, service learning project, or summer job? The park offers a variety of opportunities including paid summer internships for students.



Last year thousands of students went inside our Coast Miwok roundhouse, toured the historic Point Reyes lighthouse, and watched elephant seals, migratory gray whales, and creek critters in their natural habitats. Visiting Point Reyes National Seashore with your class is easy and free of charge. We begin taking reservation requests for ranger-led education programs for the 2007-2008 school year on August 6, 2007. Check out our full list of ranger-led education programs. and remember to sign up as soon as possible. Use our Directions page to navigate to Point Reyes.

If you want to bring a group out for a self-guiding experience, please call the park as soon as possible @ 415-464-5139. Groups will be limited depending on site carrying capacity and previous reservations.