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 Public Guided Walks

— General walk at Whalers Cabin
— General walk at Information Station
— General walk at Information Station
— Geology walk at Whalers Cabin

An orientation to “big picture” astronomical and geological phenomena leading up to present day Pt Lobos geology will be included during a walk/hike around Whalers Cove along Granite Point trail visiting “The Pit” and ending at Moss Cove. Suggest sturdy footwear and hiking poles. 2nd half of walk is not ADA compatible. An hour+ to Moss Cove. 

CANCELLED— General walk at Information Station

The walk will include discussions of the cultural history and the natural wonders of Point Lobos.

— General walk at Information Station

This walk will answer questions and discuss the cultural history and natural history along the beautiful cypress grove trail.

— General walk at Whalers Cabin
— General walk at Information Station
— General walk at Information Station

The walk will include discussions of the cultural history and the natural wonders of Point Lobos.

— General walk at Information Station