Cabrillo National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Cabrillo National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Cabrillo National Monument

Address:1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

Phone:619-557-5450
Fax:619-226-6311
Web: www.nps.gov/cabr/
Size: 160 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 14, 1913; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933.
Location:Within the city of San Diego at the end of Point Loma. To get there, follow CA 209 south, from I-5 or I-8.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, whale watching, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer who claimed the West Coast of the United States for Spain in 1542, is memorialized here. At the highest point of the park stands the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which has been a San Diego icon since 1854 and has been restored to its most active period -- the 1880s. Gray whales migrate offshore during the winter. Tidepools found on the west side of the park are excellent for studying southern California coastal ecology.

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Hundreds of miles away at the southern tip of California lies Cabrillo National Monument, winner of the 2005 National Design Project Achievement Merit Award.
But the innovations at Cabrillo National Monument go beyond just making facilities accessible to people with mobility limitations.
Natchez Historic Park, Cabrillo National Monument, and Yosemite National Park show that making parks more accessible benefits all visitors.
Hundreds of miles away, at the southern tip of California, lies Cabrillo National Monument, winner of the 2005 National Design Project Achievement Merit Award and a 2006 National Park Service Accessibility Award for its Lighthouses of Point Loma exhibit.
But the innovations at Cabrillo National Monument go beyond making facilities accessible to people with mobility limitations.
Natchez Historical Park, Cabrillo National Monument, and Yosemite National Park show that making parks more accessible benefits all visitors.
The Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego is a good spot for whale watching.
Another popular destination for visitors to Cabrillo National Monument are its tide pools, which can be reached by a road that winds down to the Pacific side of the point.
To reach Cabrillo National Monument, continue following the signs for Route 209.
1 -- 5 -- color) Sights seen during a recent trip to Point Loma include (1) 1 a Navy ship heading out of San Diego Bay beneath a monument (2) to explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, (3) the area's popular tide pools, (4) a sculpture of Cabrillo's mid-1500s San Salvador ship at the Cabrillo National Monument (5) and the area's 19th-century lighthouse.