Prior to the 1900s, this landmark stone formation appeared to resemble a lion sitting on its haunches looking out to Perry Bay. The former shape of this natural arch inspired its name, the Sea Lion. Although the lion's head has since fallen, the name has endured. The softer sedimentary rock will continue to erode, and the "arch" of the sea lion will eventually collapse, possibly leaving a stack in Lake Superior. Over time the entire section will disappear from the shoreline. Until that happens, the Sea Lion is a scenic landmark on the shores of a beautiful lake.
To get here, park at the Kabeyun Trailhead parking lot. Follow the trail for a half mile. At a junction, a sign for the Sea Lion will direct you left. Beyond, the trail branches off to different viewpoints and down to the beach shoreline. Stay to the left. Continue until you reach a green fenced area. Take in the views of the Sea Lion, because someday this landmark will dissolve into Lake Superior.