Mission Statements

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission.  These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience. 

POINT LOBOS FOUNDATION

Our mission is to protect and nurture Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to educate and inspire visitors to preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, and to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks.

Upcoming Walks

— General walk at Information Station

Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— General walk at Entrance Station

Birds, Wild Flowers and a little bit of Cultural History.  Meet Carol at the Entrance Station.  One hour easy walk.  Families welcome! Please plan to park on highway #1 and walk in with no charge.  We will depart at 10:10 AM from the Entrance Station. Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— General walk at Entrance Station

Birds, Wild Flowers and a little bit of Cultural History.  Meet Carol at the Entrance Station.  One hour easy walk.  Families welcome! Please plan to park on highway #1 and walk in with no charge.  We will depart at 10:10 AM from the Entrance Station. Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— General walk at Information Station

Enjoy  with Docent Fernando a leisurely trail walk among and identifying the blooming trail side flora and a bit of Point Lobos history.

— General walk at Whalers Cabin

Note: limited to 8 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— General walk at Entrance Station

Birds, Wild Flowers and a little bit of Cultural History.  Meet Carol at the Entrance Station.  One hour easy walk.  Families welcome! Please plan to park on highway #1 and walk in with no charge.  We will depart at 10:10 AM from the Entrance Station. Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— General walk at Information Station

Note: limited to 8 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— Birds walk at Bird Island Parking Area

Please bring binoculars if you have them.  Note: limited to 8 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— Geology walk at Weston Beach

Note: limited to 10 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.

— Geology walk at Weston Beach

Note: limited to 8 visitors and masks must be worn for the duration of the walk.