Our Point Reyes Lodge is surrounded by The Point Reyes National Seashore Park. Through spring, summer and fall months, Lodge guests can cross Olema Creek and enter the National Park directly. The Park Headquarters is less than a mile away and an easy drive or walk through a scenic meadow and woods.
Point Reyes National Seashore encompasses more than 71,000 acres. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal grasslands, salt marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline.
The Point Reyes Peninsula is rich in biological diversity. Over 45% of North American bird species have been sighted in the park, and close to 20% of California's plant species grow here.
The park was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
The Point Reyes Lighthouse, built in 1870, is open to visitors and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Wildlife abounds throughout the seashore. Native land animals number about 37 species.
The park features a Tule Elk Preserve. You may also glimpse a coyote, raccoon, white deer, fox, or river otter.
Along the coast, you may see marine mammals such as whales, elephant seals and sea lions.