Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park

This park unit is partially open. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (June 1, 2021)

What is open now?

  • Parking lots.
  • Day use areas.
  • Beaches and trails.
  • Special events as directed by the guidelines in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
  • Visitor Center with modifications.

Phone Number

(707) 937-6122

Park Hours

Sunrise - Sunset

Dogs Allowed?


Driving Directions to Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP

Directions for this park are currently unavailable. Please call the park.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Hiking Trails
Historical/Cultural Site
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing

No Drones Allowed in Park

  • The noise and sight of drones can alter other people’s enjoyment of nature
  • A drone hovering nearby can feel intrusive and threatening.
  • Drones can capture photographs and video without someone’s permission
  • Drones mimic the behavior of predatory birds and can frighten wildlife

For these reasons State Park units in the Sonoma-Mendocino Coat District do not allow launching, landing or the operation of drones on State Park property.

Service Reduction Information
- Kearn Farmhouse open for restroom use only
- Park maps available at Mendocino Sector Office (12301 N Highway 1, Mendocino, CA 95460 - 707-937-5804)
- Trash Reduction - Removal of trash cans. "Pack it in, Pack it out" signs posted.

The preserve occupies a spectacular headland thrusting out into the Pacific Ocean. Park and walk the half-mile down the access road to explore the Light Station. It is comprised of the lighthouse and three original lightkeepers' houses and outbuildings. The fully restored  lighthouse is open 365 days a year from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The preserve grounds are open for pedestrian use from sunrise to sunset daily. Accessible parking is available in front of the light station residences.

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Please note:  The park is open daily sunrise to sunset.