• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until August 8

    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

Military Reenlistments at the Park

Statue Plaza
The Statue Plaza is a beautiful location for your small reenlistment ceremony.
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Bluff Event Site
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Bluff Event Site is a scenic place for your larger reenlistment ceremony.
NPS Photo


To help you determine if Cabrillo National Monument is the best choice for your Department of Defense reenlistment ceremony, we offer the following guidelines:

• A Special Use Permit is required and is obtained in advance. Please contact Park Ranger Martin Lane to request a Permit Worksheet.

• Reenlistment ceremonies with less than 15 people are allowed in the Statue Plaza.

• Ceremonies with more than 15 people may be held in the Bluff Event Area.

• Ceremonies should start before 9:00 AM and must conclude by 10:00 AM.

• Receptions with cake, cookies, coffee, or other refreshments are not permitted.

• The park entrance station opens at 9:00 AM. If the ceremony will begin after 9:00 AM, a fee waiver must be obtained. To obtain a fee waiver, fax your request on official letter head to (619) 226-6311.

• All vehicles must be parked in the main parking area.


To obtain a Permit Worksheet, or to learn more about holding a reenlistment ceremony at Cabrillo National Monument, please contact:

Marty_Lane@nps.gov (619) 523-4568


(619) 523-4577
(619) 523-4563

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.