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

— Cypress Grove Treasures walk at Information Station

Family walk at Cypress Grove trail. Geology and flora plus a little of local history

— General walk at Information Station

A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk (very interactive) with Docent Dan around the Cypress Grove.  You'll learn about how the native people managed the land.  We'll discuss the plants and flowers, the seals and otters, mountain lions and deer, the birds, the rocks (geology), we will climb The Stairway to Heaven and you'll see the Edge of the Continent as you have probably never seen it before.

— General walk at Information Station
— Birds walk at Bird Island Parking Area

Please bring binoculars if you have them.  We also hope to have a spotting scope available for a closer view of the birds. 

— General walk at Information Station

Cypress Grove Trail

— General walk at Information Station

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

— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— Birds walk at Bird Island Parking Area

Please bring binoculars if you have them.  We also hope to have a spotting scope available for a closer view of the birds. 

— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— General walk at Whalers Cabin