In accordance with regulations and the delegated authority provided in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (“36 CFR”), Chapter 1, Parts 1-7, authorized by Title 54 United States Code, the following provisions apply to all lands and waters administered by the National Park Service, within the boundaries of Cabrillo National Monument. Unless otherwise stated, these regulatory provisions apply in addition to the requirements contained in 36 CFR, Chapter 1, Parts 1-7.Written determinations, which explain the reasoning behind the Superintendent’s use of discretionary authority, as required by Section 1.5(c), appear in this document identified by italicized print.
36 CFR §1.5 – VISITING HOURS, PUBLIC USE LIMITS, CLOSURES, AND AREA DESIGNATIONS FOR SPECIFIC USES OR ACTIVITIESClosure Order – Portion of a Park Area: Under the authority provided to the Superintendent in 36 CFR 1.5, the follow park areas and facilities may be closed, effective immediately, until further notice, and in accordance with federal COVID-19 response:
Under standard operating conditions, the following conditions would apply:
(a)(1) The following visiting hours, public use limits, and closures are established:
Visiting Hours (September 6 through May 27):
Visiting Hours (May 28 through September 5, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays):
36 CFR 1.5(a)(2)
Regardless of vaccination status or local community transmission levels, all individuals over the age of two must wear masks, except when actively eating or drinking, in all common areas and shared workspaces in federally owned buildings administered by the National Park Service and in office space leased by the National Park Service.
- None – (No areas have been designated for this section.)
Public Use Limits -- Pursuant to §1.5(d) to implement a public use limit, the Superintendent may establish a permit, registration, or reservations system:
(a)(2) The following areas are designated for a specific use or activity and/or the following conditions or restrictions are imposed on a specific use or activity:
Areas Designated for a Specific Use or Activity:Tidepool Exploration Guidelines: The prime consideration is the safety of tidepool organisms; no plant or animal should be disturbed if there is a possibility of injury. As a general principle, only fully ambulatory or free swimming organisms should be handled, such as hermit crabs. Animals actively swimming or moving away from people, or that resist being handled, should not be pursued or picked up. Any organism which is attached to any surface shall not be removed by force however slight. No plants or algae attached to any surface may be removed from that surface. No containers, such as buckets or cups, may be used to hold tidepool organisms. Any organism which is handled or moved from its position must be promptly returned to its original position and orientation after viewing. Organisms such as octopus, that are fragile, easily stressed or sensitive to light and air should not be handled.
Conditions and Restrictions on Specific Uses or Activities:Passenger Carrying Busses:
Hiking and Pedestrian Use:
Definition: 15 U.S.C. 2085 states: “For purposes of this section, the term ‘low-speed electric bicycle’ means a two- or three- wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.
”Bicycling is allowed on roads only, for the safety of park visitors and for the protection of the cultural, historic and natural resources. Bicyclists must walk with their bicycles at other locations.
The following types of filming activities may occur in areas open to the public without a permit and without advance notice to the NPS:
• Outdoor filming activities [outside of areas managed as wilderness] involving five persons or less and equipment that will be carried at all times, except for small tripods used to hold cameras.
The organizer of any other type of filming activity must provide written notice to the Superintendent at least 10 days prior to the start of the proposed activity. Based upon the information provided, the Superintendent may require the organizer to apply for and obtain a permit if necessary to:
• maintain public health and safety;
• protect environmental or scenic values;
• protect natural or cultural resources;
• allow for equitable allocation and use of facilities; or
• avoid conflict among visitor use activities.
If the Superintendent determines that the terms and conditions of a permit could not mitigate the concerns identified above in an acceptable manner, the Superintendent may deny a filming request without issuing a permit. The Superintendent will provide the basis for denial in writing upon request.
The NPS will consider requests and process permit applications in a timely manner. Processing times will vary depending on the complexity of the proposed activity. If the organizer provides the required 10 day advance notice to the NPS and has not received a written response from the NPS that a permit is required prior to the first day of production, the proposed filming activities may occur without a permit.
The following are prohibited:
(1)Engaging in a filming activity without providing advance notice to the Superintendent when required.
(2) Engaging in a filming activity without a permit if [the activity takes place in areas managed as wilderness or if] the Superintendent has notified the organizer in writing that a permit is required.
(3) Violating a term and condition of a permit issued under this action.
Violating a term or condition of a permit issued under to this action may also result in the suspension and revocation of the permit by the Superintendent.
36 CFR §1.6 – ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIRE A PERMITActivities requiring a permit are listed above under Public Use Limits and throughout this document under the specific 36 CFR Section that authorizes or requires the issuance of a permit.
36 CFR §2.3 – FISHING
(e) The Superintendent may issue a permit to carry or possess a weapon, trap or net for research and certain other circumstances outlined in 36 CFR §2.4 (e) 1-4.
36 CFR §2.5 – RESEARCH SPECIMENS
36 CFR §2.10 – CAMPING AND FOOD STORAGE(a) Camping is not permitted at Cabrillo National Monument.
36 CFR §2.12 – AUDIO DISTURBANCES(a)(1) Prohibits the playing of audio devices or use of generators in a manner that exceeds a noise level of 60 decibels, except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.
(a)(2) Operating a power saw in developed areas is prohibited, except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.
(a)(3) Operating any type of portable motor or engine, or device powered by a portable motor or engine in nondeveloped areas is prohibited, except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.
(a)(4) Operating a public address system is prohibited, except in connection with a public gathering or special event for which a permit has been issued pursuant to §2.50 or §2.51.
36 CFR §2.13 – FIRES(a)(1) The lighting or maintaining of fires is prohibited, except in the following areas and/or receptacles, and under the conditions noted:
36 CFR §2.14 – SANITATION AND REFUSE(a)(2) Using park refuse receptacles or facilities for dumping household, commercial or industrial refuse is prohibited.
(a)(5) Bathing or washing food, clothing, dishes, or other property at public water outlets, fixtures, or pools is prohibited.
(a)(8) In developed areas, the disposal of human body waste is prohibited.
(a)(9) In nondeveloped areas, the disposal of human body waste within 10 feet of a water source, high water mark of a body of water, or a campsite, or within sight of a trail is prohibited.
36 CFR §2.15 – PETS(a)(1) Possessing pets or comfort animals in public buildings and the following structures and/or areas is prohibited:
36 CFR §2.17 – AIRCRAFT AND AIR DELIVERY(a)(3) Delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means is prohibited, except in emergencies involving public safety or serious property loss or pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.
(c)(1) The removal of a downed aircraft, components, or parts thereof is subject to procedures established by the Superintendent.
36 CFR §2.20 – SKATING, SKATEBOARDS AND SIMILAR DEVICESUsing roller skates, skateboards, roller skis, coasting vehicles, or similar devices is prohibited.
36 CFR §2.21 – SMOKING(a) The following portions of the park, buildings, structures and/or facilities are closed to smoking as noted:
36 CFR §2.22 – PROPERTY(a)(2) Leaving property unattended for longer than 24 hours is prohibited.
36 CFR §2.23 – RECREATION FEES(b) Recreation fees and/or permits, in accordance with 36 CFR part 71, are established for the following areas and/or for the use of the following specialized sites, facilities, equipment or services, or for participation in the following group activity, recreation events or specialized recreation uses:
Entrance Fee Areas:
Entrance fees are collected at an entrance station located on Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Fees are collected 7 days a week. Daily hours of operation are currently 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance passes are not needed for visitors entering the park at times the entrance station is closed.
Daily Site Use Fee Areas: Fee Schedule:
Annual Pass $35.00
Inter-agency Pass $80.00
Senior Pass (Lifetime) $80.00
Senior Pass (Annual) $20.00
The collection of recreation fees will be suspended on select days as designated annually by the National Park Service. For information about passes and eligibilities go to www.nps.gov/cabr/planyourvisit/fees.htm.
36 CFR §2.37 – NONCOMMERCIAL SOLICITINGSoliciting or demanding gifts, money, goods or services is prohibited except pursuant to the terms and conditions or a permit that has been issued under §2.50, §2.51, or §2.52.
36 CFR §2.38 – EXPLOSIVES(a) Using, possessing, storing, or transporting explosives, blasting agents or explosive materials (including fireworks) is prohibited, except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.
36 CFR §2.50 – SPECIAL EVENTS(a) Sports events, pageants, regattas, public spectator attractions, entertainments, ceremonies, and similar events are allowed, provided there is a meaningful association between the park area and the events, and the observance contributes to visitor understanding of the significance of the park area, and a permit therefor has been issued by the Superintendent.
36 CFR §2.51 -- DEMONSTRATIONS(b) Demonstrations of more than 25 people are allowed within park areas designated as available under paragraph (c)(2) when the Superintendent has issued a permit for the activity.
(c)(2) The following locations are designated as available for demonstrations:
36 CFR §2.51 – DEMONSTRATIONS(b)(1) Demonstrations involving 25 persons or fewer may be held without a permit within designated areas as available under §2.51(c)(2) provided they do not violate any permit conditions outlined in §2.51(f).
(b)(2) While it is not mandatory, the organizer is requested to provide reasonable notice of the proposed event to the Superintendent.
36 CFR §2.52 -- SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTED MATTER
36 CFR §2.60 – LIVESTOCK USE AND AGRICULTURE(a) Livestock are generally prohibited in any park area. They are only permitted in park areas pursuant to the exceptions provided for in §2.60(a) and only pursuant to the terms and conditions of a license, permit, or lease.
36 CFR §2.61 – RESIDING ON FEDERAL LANDS(a) Residing in park areas, other than on privately owned lands, is prohibited except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit lease or contract.
36 CFR §2.62 – MEMORIALIZATION(a) The installation of a monument, memorial, tablet, structure, or other commemorative installation in a park area without the authorization of the Director is prohibited.
(b) The scattering of human ashes is prohibited.
36 CFR §3.3 – VESSEL PERMITSPermits are required for the use of a vessel pursuant to §1.5 and §1.7, Public Use Limits.
36 CFR §3.8 – BOATING OPERATIONS(a)(2) Launching or operating a vessel is prohibited. This includes surfboards, kayaks, jet skis, and other personal watercraft.
36 CFR §3.9 – PERSONAL WATERCRAFT (PWC)
36 CFR §3.14 REMOVING A SUNKEN, GROUNDED, OR DISABLED VESSEL
(a) The removal of a vessel and its cargo must be done in accordance with the following established procedures:
(b) the owners or authorized salvager of a sunken, grounded, or disabled vessel must remove the vessel, all component parts and equipment, and all associated cargo thereof in accordance with procedures established by the Superintendent as designated in 36 CFR §3.14.
36 CFR §3.16 – SWIMMING AND WADINGSwimming or wading is not permitted at Cabrillo National Monument under §1.5.
36 CFR §3.18 – SCUBA AND SNORKELING(a) Snorkeling and underwater diving is not allowed at Cabrillo National Monument under §1.5.
36 CFR §3.19 – USE OF SUBMERSIBLESThe use of manned or unmanned submersibles may only occur in accordance with a permit issued by the Superintendent.
36 CFR §4.11 – VEHICLE LOAD, WEIGHT AND SIZE LIMITS(a) The following load, weight and size limits, which are more restrictive than State law, apply to the roads indicated under the terms and conditions, and/or under permit as noted:
36 CFR §4.21 – SPEED LIMITS(a), (b) The following speed limits are established for the routes/roads indicated:
36 CFR §4.30 – BICYCLESThe use of a bicycle, electric bikes (e-bikes), or OPDMDs (other power-driven mobility devices) is prohibited except on park roads open to public vehicles during park hours as specified above in §1.5.
Bicycles riding together may not impede traffic.
36 CFR §5.1 – ADVERTISEMENTSCommercial notices or advertisements shall not be displayed, posted, or distributed on federally owned or controlled lands within a park area unless prior written permission has been given by the Superintendent.
36 CFR §5.3 – BUSINESS OPERATIONSEngaging in or soliciting any business in park areas, except in accordance with the provisions of a permit, contract, or other written agreement with the United States, except as such may be specifically authorized under special regulations applicable to a park area, is prohibited.
36 CFR §5.4 – COMMERCIAL PASSENGER-CARRYING MOTOR VEHICLES(a) The commercial transportation of passengers by motor vehicle except as authorized under a contract or permit from the Secretary or his authorized representative is prohibited in certain parks. See §5.4(a) for more information.
36 CFR §5.5 – COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY(a) Before any motion picture may be filmed or any television production or sound track may be made by any person other than bona fide newsreel or news television personnel, written permission must first be obtained from the Superintendent.
(b)Taking photographs of any vehicle or other articles of commerce or models for the purpose of commercial advertising without a written permit from the Superintendent is prohibited.
36 CFR §5.6 – COMMERCIAL VEHICLES(b) & (c) Using commercial vehicles on government roads within park areas when such use is in no way connected with the operation of the park is generally prohibited and requires permission or a permit from the Superintendent.
36 CFR §5.7 – CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS OR OTHER FACILITIESSuch activities are prohibited, except in accordance with the provisions of a valid permit, contract, or other written agreement with the United States.
36 CFR §5.10 – EATING, DRINKING, OR LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS
(a) In certain parks, establishments offering food, drink, or lodging for sale on privately owned lands may only be operated with a permit from the Superintendent. See §5.10 for more information.
1. All common areas and shared workspaces in buildings owned, rented or leased by the National Park Service, including, but not limited to, park visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops and restaurants.
• None – (No areas have been designated for this section.)
Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet the requirement.
Authority: 36 CFR 1.5(a)(2)
Notice: This administrative order applies to all individuals subject to the regulatory authority of the National Park Service (NPS) within the boundaries of Cabrillo National Monument, including park visitors, government employees, concession employees, park residents and stakeholders.
This order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. The effectiveness of this order will be assessed on an ongoing basis, and the order will be modified or rescinded when conditions warrant.
Last updated: August 16, 2021