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.

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is closed until further notice due to the Soberanes Fire. Current fire information can be found at the CalFire site here. Our appreciation and prayers go to all the men and women working around the clock to contain this difficult fire, and to everyone who has been displaced by it. This site will be updated once the Reserve has opened.

State Park Closures

All California State Parks between Carmel and Big Sur are currently closed due to the Soberanes Fire. If you'd like to help, the following organizations are accepting donations for victims (CPOA) or to support the volunteer firefighters. 

CPOA (Coast Property Owners Association)
BSVFB (Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade)
Mid Coast Fire Brigade
Community Foundation