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 has reopened on Thursday, January 11 after a weather-related closure. Thank you.

Tis the season!

Your gift of any size will go right to work to support the areas of most need at Point Lobos — things like protecting the fragile natural resources, funding programs that introduce young people to nature, and providing safe and accessible trails. From challenge matches to government campaigns to plain, old, membership renewals -- consider this your guide to making a gift this holiday season.

Be a hero

This winter, California State Parks and the Point Lobos Foundation are restoring valuable coastal bluff habitat along the beautiful South Shore Trail. Volunteers are needed to help plant native species. All are welcome, no prior experience is necessary and we'll work rain or shine! Volunteers must pre-register (future dates to be announced).

Photo by Fred Brown