Point Lobos derives its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos (Point of the Sea Wolves) where the barks and yelps of sea lions can be heard. Visitors to the park enjoy amazing ocean views, picnics, hiking and scuba diving. Fires are prohibited and picnicking is allowed only in designated areas. Off-trail hiking is prohibited.
Marine life is in abundance at Point Lobos, and although sea lions are plentiful, visitors sometimes see whales, dolphins, and seals. On land, you may see dear, coyote, and bobcat. Mountain lions are infrequent visitors to the reserve - occasionally coming down from the hills in the early morning hours. For bird lovers, Point Lobos is home to herons, gulls, cormorants, woodpecker and song birds. For detailed information about the many features of the park, visit the Point Lobos Foundation.