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.

Please be a considerate visitor. Point Lobos is a natural reserve, not a park. Afforded the highest level of statewide protection, the unique purpose of a reserve is to forever protect an area of unique natural beauty and ecological significance. Rapidly increasing numbers of well-meaning but uninformed visitors are damaging precious natural and cultural resources found within the reserve. Stay on marked trails, do not collect natural objects of any kind, and please do not disturb wildlife in their natural habitat. 

Now available!

After two years of hard work, our new iPad app is now available at no cost on the App Store. Download Discover Point Lobos today!

Volunteers needed 10/5

Join us in improving the beautiful North Shore Trail on Wednesday, 10/5. No experience is necessary; all abilities are welcome and there will be a job for everyone. The main objective for the day will be to replace old railroad tie steps with 4"x8" redwood steps. We may also be replacing symbolic fencing cable and rods, depending on the day's progress. A brief safety meeting and introduction will be provided for both groups by the Monterey District Trail Crew. Two sessions are available, 9-12 and 12-3. Please contact Bill Eckert to RSVP or for more details.