Planning your visit

Located within Point Reyes National Seashore within historic Olema Valley in West Marin and just over an hour drive from UC Berkeley, the Point Reyes Field Station is perfectly located for field-based research, university- and K-12 level teaching, and public service.  Here you can find more information to plan your visit to the field station, including descriptions of available facilities, directions, how to make a reservation, and our rates.

Academic classes, student groups, individual and groups of environmental and humanities researchers, and artists are all welcome to do their work at Point Reyes Field Station. The field station is a terrific spot for staff and writing retreats as well as meeting space for collaborative work. Unfortunately Point Reyes Field Station is not open to the public.

Please see the following pages for more information about visiting Point Reyes Field Station.

Driving Directions

Make A Reservation



Health and Safety


If you have any questions about the field station’s facilities and accommodations, please contact Alan Shabel, Reserve Manager, at

All researchers must have a current research permit approved by the granting agency before using Point Reyes Field Station. Please visit San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning‘s research page for more information about obtaining a research permit for Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. To begin the National Park Service research permit application process, please visit the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.