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.

Give a gift that matters

Share Point Lobos with your loved ones with a gift membership. For $50 or more, recipients will receive a package of ten fine-art note cards, invitations to special events and a subscription to the Point Lobos magazine. Personalize your gift with your choice of a red, blue or ivory ribbon. 

Easy Access Adventures

Take part in a special interpretive opportunity for people with limited mobility. Easy Access Adventures are scheduled for 1/6, 1/16, 2/3 and 2/20. More here!

Enjoying Fall at Point Lobos

Fall usually brings us our best weather of the year. But the coming of fall also brings the promise of much-needed rains to the parched soil and plants of Point Lobos. Although the humpback whales we saw in August have moved over to Monterey Bay, they may pay a return visit before they head off to their breeding areas. We have already seen some "angry seas" with their spectacular wave crashes. But please enjoy them from a safe distance -- failing to respect the power of the ocean can have tragic consequences. Finally, the new school year brings eager school children to enjoy walks led by our docents.

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