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 Information Station

This walk will cover the plants, animals, cultural history, and geology of the Cypress Grove trail.  

— General walk at Information Station

 

The walk will include a discussion of the cultural history and natural wonders of Pt.Lobos

— General walk at Entrance Station

An introduction to some of the plants, animals, cultural history, and geology of Whalers Cove and The Pit. 

— General walk at Information Station

Walk Theme: Habitats of Point Lobos.  A discussion of plant and animal habitats in Point Lobos, including both land and ocean.  We will walk the Cypress Grove Trail, a relatively easy 0.8 mile loop with a little bit of climbing required as we round Pinnacle Point.  Not recommended for strollers unless you have someone to help carry them.  Guaranteed to be both informative and fun!  Meet at the Info Station parking lot.  Walk guided by Peter Fletcher.

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

An introduction to some of the plants, animals, cultural history, and geology of the Cypress Grove loop trail. 

— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— General walk at Entrance Station

An early morning look around Whalers Cove and The Pit as the Reserve transitions to human visitors. 

— General walk at Whalers Cabin