1390 Limantour Spit Road
Point Reyes, CA 94956

Historic Lifeboat Station Open House

Before the establishment of life-saving and lifeboat stations, the remains of vessels littered the beaches and the rocks along the United States coastline. Horrified spectators witnessed the drowning of passengers and crew, helpless to do anything.

It was not until 1871 that a coordinated government agency was established to aid distressed mariners. The United States Life-Saving Service (USLSS) provided hope for those whose fate was once sealed by pounding ocean waves and foreboding coastlines.

At the historic lifeboat station at Chimney Rock, you can visit a site where these heroes of the California coast were housed. See the historic lifeboat, view exhibits, and experience 80 years of lifesaving history at Point Reyes. Kids activities, a 10-minute video on elephant seals, and complimentary hot beverages (cocoa, tea, coffee) will be available. 


Chimney Rock Lightboat Station

Saturday, March 15, 2014 -
11:00am to 4:30pm
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, the only non-camping accomodation in Point Reyes National Seashore.