"In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth."
Rachel Carson, Biologist
Long considered the “crown jewel” of the California State Park system, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers the world around. From its breathtaking beauty to its fascinating wildlife to its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, Point Lobos is a place where one can escape to the serenity of nature at its best. While the California State Park system is working to find creative ways to sustain our State Parks, Point Lobos is flourishing due to the support of the Point Lobos Foundation. The Foundation is the sole source of funding for the model volunteer program, protects the Reserve's environmental health by funding work on trails, facilities and invasive plant removal, and is continuously striving to improve programs and services for children, people living with disabilities, and all visitors.
Please be a considerate visitor. Point Lobos is a natural reserve, not a park. Afforded the highest level of statewide protection, the unique purpose of a reserve is to forever protect an area of unique natural beauty and ecological significance. Rapidly increasing numbers of well-meaning but uninformed visitors are damaging precious natural and cultural resources found within the reserve. Stay on marked trails, do not collect natural objects of any kind, and please do not disturb wildlife in their natural habitat.