Point Lobos Foundation

Point Lobos Foundation

The Point Lobos Foundation was formed in 1978 to enhance the public's enjoyment of the unique qualities of Point Lobos State Reserve. Working in cooperation with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the foundation supports the docent program, publishes and distributes interpretive materials, and develops and maintains interpretive displays. The foundation publishes a quarterly newsletter with informative articles about natural and cultural history.

A corps of over 100 docents interpets the Reserve. These volunteers bring alive the cultural history of Point Lobos at the Whalers Cabin and Whaling Station museums. Interpretive publications are also sold at the reserve information station. Docents lead public and school nature walks, interact with visitors on trails and give visitors a close-up look at animals through spotting scopes.

The Point Lobos Foundation has proven itself to be a valuable ally to the parks, visitors and staff at the Point Lobos State Reserve. For more information about the foundation and its many activities, or to become a supporter, please visit the Point Lobos Foundation website.


Point Lobos Foundation
Route 1 Box 62
Carmel, CA 93923
TEL 831-624-4909 / FAX 831-624-9265

Information Section

California State Parks has a valuable relationship with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resource Code 513. These non-profit charitable organizations are dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve.

Many associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however do not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the materials on these sites.