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 may be closed during storms. Closure decisions are made daily by California State Parks personnel. Please check this site prior to your visit for current closure information. Thank you.

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 twice a month through the end of May. More here!

Enjoying Winter at Point Lobos

California State Parks advises visitors that it may close Point Lobos State Natural Reserve during and after storms in the coming months. With weather predictions indicating that large storms may come to California due to warming in the Pacific Ocean, known as El Niño, closing the Reserve will protect visitors and allow State Parks time to assess damage within the reserve.  Check this website or the State Parks page if you are traveling from a distance.  When it is open, there are marvelous sights to be seen through the winter and into spring.  Please click here to learn more.