Point Lobos State Reserve


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Point Lobos State Reserve


Location:In Monterey County, 3 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
Facilities:Picnic areas, restrooms, trails (é).
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing, scuba diving, guided tours.
Special Features:Once the home of a turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry, Reserve contains headlands, coves, and rolling meadows and is known for its exceptional beauty. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters, and migrating gray whales (from December to May), and thousands of seabirds also make the reserve their home. The offshore area, popular with divers, forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world.
Address:c/o Monterey District Office
2211 Garden Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone:831-624-4909
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=571
Size: 1,325 acres.

See other parks in California.
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CELEBRATE THE CALIFORAIA COAST Dramatic granite bluffs, windswept cypress trees, and the great crashing Pacific have made the landscape of Point Lobos State Reserve famous.
I'm 90 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean, scuba diving at Point Lobos State Reserve near Monterey, one of the prime diving spots in Northern California.
Point Lobos State Reserve, 3 miles south of Carmel; http://pt-lobos.
1 -- 3 -- color) Dive instructor Phil Sammet, top inset, shows off the underwater sights at Point Lobos State Reserve near Monterey.
Castle Rock west of Crescent City (one of the largest colonies on the West Coast) and Bird Island at Point Lobos State Reserve south of Monterey.
4--color) Lovely vistas - private coves, green meadows, sea lions lounging on shore and on rocks in the Pacific Ocean - await visitors to Point Lobos State Reserve near Carmel.
But the area's prime sites are Jacks Peak County Park, overlooking the peninsula, and the craggy shoreline of Point Lobos State Reserve.
Near Carmel: Point Lobos State Reserve, (408) 624-4909.
Point Lobos State Reserve and Garrapata State Beach are also good viewing spots.
You can spot otters from areas in the town of Monterey (Fisherman's Wharf to the Coast Guard breakwater is quite good) down to Point Lobos State Reserve.