• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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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

Our Staff & Offices

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Staff of Cabrillo National Monument, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation and VIPs in 2013 posing for the Cabrillo Centennial.
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To effectively administer Cabrillo National Monument and care for its visitors and resources, management of the park is shared by a Park Superintendent and five distinct Divisions. Each is headed by a Division Chief who is responsible for different elements of park operations.



As manager of the park, the Park Superintendent has ultimate responsibility and authority for its entire operation and for the safety of employees and visitors. Click here to e-mail the Superintendent.



This Division consists of the Administrative Officer and Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Officer (also known as Chief of Administration) oversees budget and human resources, while the Administrative Assistant tackles support duties including receptionist, payroll, staff assistance, travel, and office management. Click here to e-mail the Administrative Officer.



Directed by the Chief of VRP, a critical responsibility of this Division is providing for the safety of park visitors and enforcement of park regulations. This Division also manages the fee collection program, along with administering Special Use Permits. The Chief is supported by three law enforcement Park Rangers and three to four Visitor Use Assistants. Click here to e-mail the Chief of VRP.



Headed by the Chief of Interpretation and Education and supported by three Park Rangers, the I&E Division presents educational field trips to school children, conducts walks and talks for park visitors, performs living history demonstrations, and operates the Visitor Center. Rounding out the Interpretation and Education Division is a Historian who conducts research and ensures accuracy of park information, and a Museum Technician who cares for the park's artifact collection. Click here to e-mail the Chief of Interpretation and Education.



Directed by the Chief of Facility Management and supported by a Work Leader, one Maintenance Worker, one Custodial Worker and one Laborer, this Division ensures that historic and contemporary park buildings, facilities and grounds are maintained and kept in good condition. This includes regular cyclic maintenance, historic preservation projects, repair/rehabilitation projects and custodial operations. Click here to e-mail the Chief of Facility Management.



This Division conducts scientific research on terrestrial and intertidal species found within the park and makes recommendations to management on their status and protection. A Chief of NRM&S oversees the Division, which also consists of a Marine Biologist and a Biological Technician. Click here to e-mail the Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science.

Did You Know?

Harbor view

Did you know that Cabrillo National Monument boasts one of the best harbor views in the world? On clear winter days, you can experience a panorama that stretches from Mexico to the snow-capped mountains east of Los Angeles.