• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until Mid to Late July

    The Visitor Center is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit. 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

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?

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Did you know that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was only in service for 36 years? Due to its hilltop location, the light was frequently obscured by low clouds and fog, forcing construction of a new lighthouse closer to the water.