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Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

Where We Will Meet

Parking Lot

Where The Walk Will End

Picnic Tables behind Visitor's Center

About This Walk

Step Back in Time to the most extensively restored mission in California. La Purisima Mission in Lompoc was founded in 1787 and offers a fabulous opportunity to explore California’s heritage. In addition to the restored buildings, chapel and mission gardens, there is a museum and various hiking trails walking through a canopy of ancient oaks, chaparral and more in the 2,000 acre park.

This year’s photo walk offers a variety of photo opportunities from architecture, to fauna and flora at one of California’s most beautiful missions. There is various livestock at the mission, fountains, gardens and more.

After the walk, we’ll gather under the oaks at the picnic tables behind the visitors center. A light lunch/snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Mission grounds are open from 9am to 5pm, there is a free tour at 11am and 1pm and the visitors center is open from 10am to 4pm.  There is a $6 parking fee and the mission grounds are free.

For more you can visit the Mission website at

Hello Walkers!August 8th, 2022

Hello WWPW Walkers! Hope you are getting excited for this weekend’s walk. The weather should be beautiful. The forecast is calling for 75 degrees. I’m looking forward to seeing those of you I haven’t seen in a while and also meeting some new friends. There is still time to register, so be sure to let any photog friends know about the walk. If you’ve never been to the Mission here are the directions (below) from the 101 coming north or south. Any questions, feel free to contact me. See you all on Saturday!

To reach the mission from the north or the south, take Highway 101 to Buellton. Take Exit 140A, for Buellton/Solvang – Highway 246 – and head west (a right turn from the northbound exit, a left turn if southbound).

Proceed west on Highway 246 for approximately 18 miles. On a slight downhill grade you will pass the La Purísima Golf Course on the right. After the golf course, take the second right.

Continue on Purisima Road approximately 1 mile. The mission entrance is on the right.

La Purísima Mission State Historic Park
2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436

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