On May 21, 2021, the California State Park and Recreation Commission approved the Carmel Area State Parks General Plan (GP) and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The General Plan covers three state park units: Carmel River State Beach (SB), Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (SNR), and Ishxenta State Park (SP).

The General Plan has been split into four sections for easier download:

Part 1: Executive Summary / Table of Contents / Chapter 1 Introduction (11.6 MB)
Part 2: Chapter 2 Existing Conditions (15.2 MB)
Part 3: Chapter 3 Issues and Analysis / Chapter 4 Park Plan (18.2 MB)
Part 4: Chapter 5 Environmental Analysis / Chapter 6 References / Chapter 7 Report Contributors (3.4 MB)