• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit April 7 through May 16

    The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit and will be closed from April 7 - May 16. Visitors can still access the Assistant Keepers Quarters exhibit from the south door, Lighthouse Comfort Station, and Kelp Forest Overlook. Call 619-557-5450.

  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed May 19 through June 16

    The Visitor Center will be undergoing a Seismic Retrofit and will be closed. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information

  • National Parks Week

    Come Join us during National Parks Week April 19-27. You can see the schedule here. More »

Management

Cabrillo statue
Managing Cabrillo National Monument may seem like a monumental task - but not when you have a good team.
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Managing a National Park is a team effort - many staff members play key roles in preserving and protecting the park's visitors and cultural and natural resources, and park partners are instrumental in helping to provide that care. At any given time, a multitude of issues face park management: planning, budget, laws and policies. Park management today is a far cry from the early days of the National Park Service, when a Superintendent could also be seen atop a saddle, pulling backcountry patrol duty. Click on one of the areas above to learn more about the management today of Cabrillo National Monument.

Did You Know?

Whale tail

Did you know that Pacific Gray Whales were nearly hunted to extinction? They now number about 25,000, thanks in part to full protection by the International Whaling Commission.