Questions and answers

Is Point Reyes safe?

Is Point Reyes safe?

Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Point Reyes Station? Extremely safe. Night or day, it’s a very safe place. Fairly safe.

Is Point Reyes crowded?

But, while certain popular trails — the Bear Valley Trail, the Coast Trail from the Palomarin trailhead or the Tomales Point Trail — get very busy, Point Reyes also has many where people are few and far between. There are after all close to 150 miles of trails.

Is Point Reyes foggy?

Weather at Point Reyes is fickle. The seasons here generally reverse expectations: Summer tends to be cold and foggy until the afternoon (the point is the foggiest place on the West Coast), while winter is clear and often more tolerable.

Are there mountain lions in Point Reyes?

Generally, mountain lions are calm, quiet and elusive. They are most commonly found in areas with plentiful prey and adequate cover. Such conditions exist within Point Reyes National Seashore. Mountain lions are an important part of the park ecosystem, helping to keep deer and other prey populations in check.

Can you swim at Point Reyes?

Surf, sand, sun and swimming are a few associationsh… however, swimming is not recommended at most of the beaches in Point Reyes!!! The pounding surf, rip currents, and severe undertow are treacherous, especially at McClures Beach, Kehoe Beach, and Point Reyes Beaches North and South.

When should I go to Point Reyes?

Clear skies and blooming meadows provide the most magnificent views in April–May. All in all, January–May would be the best time to visit the Point Reyes National Seashore.

Can you go to Point Reyes at night?

The park is open daily from 6 am to midnight throughout the year. The Point Reyes Lighthouse area west of the visitors’ parking lot is open to the public from 6 am to 10 pm; closed from 10 pm to 6 am. Overnight camping is available by permit only.

Why is Point Reyes closed?

The Drakes Beach area of Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed starting for four months for road repairs and wetland restoration, according to the National Park Service.

Does Point Reyes have snow?

Point Reyes Station averages 0 inches of snow per year.

Should you throw rocks at a cougar?

Maintain eye contact. Never run past or away from a mountain lion. Don’t bend over or crouch down. Aggressively wave your arms, throw stones or branches, do not turn away.

What to do if a mountain lion is stalking you?

Here is the short version of this post: If a mountain lion is stalking you:

  1. Stop running / don’t run away.
  2. Appear larger than you are.
  3. Don’t crouch down.
  4. Make eye contact.
  5. Speak firmly and calmly.
  6. Throw things.
  7. Fight if there is an attack.