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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve


The 186-acre Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve consists of lagoon, salt marsh, and mudflat habitats. Many species of water-associated birds have been recorded in the area and the immediate environs. Mammals, amphibians and reptiles also use this parcel and its riparian and chaparral habitats.

The property was acquired to protect southern willow riparian forest and salt water marsh habitats. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2002.

For more information, call the South Coast Region San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

This ecological reserve is adjacent to or shares marine habitat with a Marine Protected Area (MPA). For the public use regulations for MPAs, see Section 632, Title 14, CCR.

Activities: wildlife viewing

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411

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South Coast Region (Region 5)

San Diego County

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