Montana de Oro State Park

Montaña de Oro State Park offers one of the best locations on the Central Coast for wildlife viewing. From here, you can see otters, seabirds, seals and dolphins. Watch whales year-round, with best viewing opportunities from mid-December through early April.

The tidepools at Corallina Cove are a favorite of harbor seals, southern sea otters, seastars, sea anemones and many more fascinating marine creatures. Explore Los Osos and the back bay in Baywood for more wildlife viewing.

Did You Know

Montana de Oro means "mountain of gold", and is named for the golden wildflowers found in the park.

Learn More

To learn more, visit: Los Osos Baywood Park

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