New hours to begin at Cabrillo National Monument in July
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Cabrillo National Monument. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Cabrillo National Monument. / Photo by Thomas Melville

Beginning Friday, July 10, Cabrillo National Monument will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July. The tidepool area will be open on those days until 7:30 p.m. The normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the tidepool area closing at 4:30 p.m., will still be in effect Mondays through Thursdays.

Cabrillo National Monument is opening in phases. In the current phase, all outdoor areas, trails, and restrooms are open. Indoor areas, including exhibits, the Visitor Center, and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, are temporarily closed to comply with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.

Junior Ranger books and badges, maps, and visitor information are available at an outdoor station located next to the Visitor Center. A ranger is on duty every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer the Junior Ranger program. 

While outdoor areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders to keep six feet away from people who are not members of your household, to have a face covering ready and wear it if you come within six feet of other people, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowded areas. 

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The park will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.  

Updates about current conditions are available at and social media channels. Day use passes and national park passes are available for purchase in person at the park entrance.


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