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This Land is Our Land - Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds celebrates National Parks with Pacific Grove Public Library

2016 marks the second year of Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds collaboration with Pacific Grove Public Library's annual 'Friends' fine art exhibit, along with special tours, lectures and activities celebrating John Muir and the National Park Service centennial year.

Asilomar State Park staff will host 3 monthly environmental protection-focused Nature Walks on October 8, November 5, and December 3 at 10:00 a.m. Walks include readings from the works of John Muir.

Meet at the Flag Pole north of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall; comfortable shoes and layers are recommended for this easy stroll through the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds. Tours are free, last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. No reservations needed. More information: 831-646-6443.


In December, Asilomar will also host famed actor, Lee Stetson, portraying John Muir in two presentations:

Saturday, December 17 - Bundle up and Bring the Kids!! An early evening presentation by the Asilomar Bonfire: John Muir Among the Animals. A FREE, outdoor family friendly event. 5-6 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 - Asilomar and Friends of the Pacific Grove Library present "The Spirit of John Muir" - a fun romp through some of the very best of Muir's grand, thrilling adventures in his beloved western wilnderness. 2:00 pm. at the Grace Dodge Chapel Auditorium. Cost is $15 with advanced registration; $20.00 at the door.

Visit the event website for additional information or to pre-register for the Spirit of John Muir presentation:


Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds Park Events - Tours

Asilomar State Park staff lead regularly scheduled tours for visitors and conference guests alike. The Asilomar Ramble, our most popular tour, is currently scheduled most Fridays,  Saturdays and Sundays through October, 2016.
For a detailed schedule please click on the "State Park Tours" selection located in the Right-Hand Menu on this page.

For groups booking a conference at Asilomar, a complimentary tour - the Asilomar Ramble - is available, free of charge for your group. To speak with a State Park staff person about scheduling a tour for your group, special needs, or additional tour questions, please contact Lisa Bradford:
Phone: 831-646-6443

Planning a Special Event or Function at Asilomar

Special events and functions at Asilomar include but are not limited to: weddings, formal gatherings, catering, vending, and organized group activities. Wherever you want your event to take place - on the conference grounds or on the beach -  Aramark, the hospitality concessionaire at Asilomar under contract with California State Parks - provides the facility, reservations and services for these events. 
Contact Aramark to plan your special event with them:
Email:   Phone: (831) 642-4222