• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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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

Support Your Park

Every year, hundreds of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect its natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate its visitors.Volunteers help in almost every area of the park, from maintaining trails to leading guided hikes. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to recurring projects or full-time work extending over months or years. Both individuals and organized groups are welcome to volunteer, and opportunities are available both for highly skilled professionals and for families with little or no experience in land management.

Consider joining our team! Your contribution of time and energy will help us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural areas entrusted to us, and you'll go home with a sense of pride at having participated in something worthwhile. Cabrillo is your national monument!


Letter from Director Jarvis about Cabrillo Receiving the 2013 Hartzog Award

Volunteer your time and talents at Cabrillo National Monument to help preserve and protect its natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations.


Consider joining the Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy by becoming a Friend.


Visit the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation to learn about becoming a member, shop the bookstore and learn how the Foundation helps support Cabrillo.


Join the Dusty Socks Club

Dusty Socks Club 2014

Did You Know?

16th century galleons

Did you know that no one knows for sure where 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was born or what he looked like?