Military Reenlistments

Military Reenlistments at Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument has a long military history and many choose to hold their reenlistment ceremonies here.

Reenlistment ceremonies do require a special permit.

*Cabrillo National Monument requires 21 business days’ notice to process any and all permit requests.
*Cabrillo National Monument charges 50% of the Application fee ($50) for Military Reenlistments or related activities. (Management Policies 8.6)
*Unpermitted Military Reenlistments or related activities will be charged an additional $30 late administration fee and may be subject to additional fines (36 CFR 2.50, Management Policies 8.6)

Cabrillo National Monument requires you to fill out a Permit Application and submit it to the park. Choose the appropriate application form.
Permit Application (less than 600 people) (pdf) (Word)

General Permit Conditions

Ceremony's with less than 10 people attending are welcome to be held at the Cabrillo Statue, and not down at the Tidepools, or blocking the public from accessing pathways or areas of the park (ie a sidewalk to the lighthouse). If you have more than 10 people attending you will be required to hold your reenlistment at the event bluff. If a violation is noted, citations and fees may be issued to the permittee after the fact.

Email us to check the availability of your preferred date or to turn in your application.

Permits requests are accepted by email or you can hand deliver or mail them to the park:

Cabrillo National Monument
C/O Special Use Permits
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Bluff Event Site
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Bluff Event Site is a scenic place for your reenlistment ceremony.

NPS Photo

Map showing location of the Event Bluff at Cabrillo
Event Bluff Site on a map of Cabrillo National Monument

Last updated: September 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


(619) 557-5450

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