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.

"Inspired by Point Lobos" Art Contest

Now open for entries! Details and entry here. We will be accepting submissions through mid-September. Contact Anna with questions. Thank you!

Lace Lichen Trail now open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of the recently renovated Lace Lichen Trail!

Enjoying Summer at Point Lobos

Summer brings many new things to Point Lobos, and some of the spring treats continue to evolve.  Summer visitors are encouraged to bring layers of clothing on their visit to be prepared for our fog.  The gray whale migration has concluded, but humpback whales are already here and can be expected to put on a good show.  Birds are have nested and will be showing off their chicks.  And wildflowers continue to dazzle.  Come and enjoy nature at its finest, and enjoy our brand-new wheelchair accessible trail from the entrance to Sea Lion Point.

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