Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park


13800 Point Cabrillo Drive
Mendocino, CA 95460

(707) 937-5840





Recreational Activities

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 restoredlighthouse 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.

The Light Station hosts an annual Whale Festival in March, four summer Lantern Room tours, and school field trips. Call (707) 937-6122 for details.



While there is no camping at Point Cabrillo Light Station, lodging is available by renting any of the four renovated structures on the property: the Head Lightkeeper's home, the Second Assistant Lightkeeper's home, the East Cottage, and the West Cottage. Find out more at PointCabrillo.org.


General Info

Point Cabrillo Light State State Historic Park features the beautifully rehabilitated 1909 lighthouse and 11 other structures, including three lightkeepers homes. In a nearby cove rest the remamins of the Frolic, the most important Gold Rush-era shipwreck in California. The park is 4 miles north of Mendocino and conains 296.5 acres of open space including an impressive variety of wildlife and hiking trails.

The Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association helps keep Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park open to the public and well maintained.

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