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Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve


The Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve is 148 acre property. Habitats include Diegan coastal sage scrub, southern arroyo willow riparian forest, coastal and valley freshwater marsh, and non-native grasslands. Several bird species are present.

The property comprises part of an important habitat linkage between the Cities of Carlsbad and Oceanside and was acquired for conservation and enhancement of riparian habitat and adjacent uplands. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in2007.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

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

City of Carlsbad, east of Buena Vista Lagoon and El Camino Real. South side of Hwy 78, east of I-5.

Access: Hwy 78 to El Camino Real to Haymar Dr.

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