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.

Leverage your gift!

Each year, over 7,000 children from 18 counties in Californa learn to care about our environment through school trips and youth programs at Point Lobos. Support programs like this with a gift online through the 2015 MC Gives campaign. Your donation will be matched up to 20%. 

Easy Access Adventures

Take part in a special interpretive opportunity for people with limited mobility. Easy Access Adventures are scheduled for 11/21, 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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