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Watsonville Slough Ecological Reserve


The Watsonville Slough Ecological Reserve is 589 acres of coastal and valley freshwater marsh habitat. The property was received from Hyponex Corporation of Indiana, as part of a mitigation agreement, and was acquired to protect its excellent wetland values. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails

Activities: wildlife viewing, hiking

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


Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Santa Cruz County

Directions: From Hwy 1, exit Green Valley Rd/Main and go west. Left on Lee Rd. Reserve is between Lee Rd and Hwy 1.

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