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.

Announcing the Lobos Corona Parklands - the next great parks and conservation landscape

Heads of the Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District, the Point Lobos Foundation and the Monterey District of California State Parks signed a memorandum of understanding on April 9 to further parks between Carmel and Big Sur.

Wildflowers, Wildlife, Wine and Lunch

Members at the Gray Whale level and above are invited to join us on Saturday, May 17th for the annual Wildflower, Wildlife, Wine and Lunch event at San Jose Creek Canyon. Closed to the public, this is one of the most idyllic landscapes in Carmel. It's located on the north end of AM Allen Ranch, or Point Lobos East, and consists of a steep canyon lined with wildflowers. See photos.

life in the reserve

A boy scout's good deed provides a heartwarming story of youth at Point Lobos.

A large Great White Shark was seen recently in and around Whalers Cove and Bluefish Cove.

My favorite images are the smiles that stretch the faces of so many visitors.

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