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Yanela Aragon
· June 19, 2017
Great place to relax and go for a long walk... watch all kinds of birds and smell and listen to the ocean, especially at night! That's my peace place!♡
Michele Gorcey
· January 20, 2018
Enjoyed the bird watching tour with the ranger. Went back and rode bikes and hiked in the estuary. Relaxing and magnificent .
Kimberly Paris
· January 27, 2018
Very nice nature preserve. We all need to breath a little. Relax and enjoy nature.
Jeff Hildebrandt
· July 25, 2017
Needs support. Is on the chopping block due to the current anti-climate, anti-environment GOP administration. Offers schools, teachers, children and all visitors access to a protected bird sanctuary w...ith lessons on water conservation, ecology, wildlife, tide pools, marshlands and the ocean. This is our planet. There is no planet B. See More
Tim Simmons
· May 22, 2017
Fantastic place for an easy hike. Great scenery and masses of flowers in the spring. One of my favorite places to take the dog for a walk.
Elizabeth A Bee
· October 26, 2017
I love the estuary. We need to continue it's funding and protection.
Ryan Delong
· September 8, 2016
The place itself is great, but the ranger at the front desk told me I couldn't participate in the Jr. Ranger program because I'm an adult. Honestly made me feel bad. At other parks, I've been told it encouraged for people of all ages to participate in the program. Just FYI for anyone over the age of 12 that still likes to learn and have fun in parks. See More
Tess Ponton
· April 5, 2017
Omg. I been living here since 1992. Never been in this place . I seen it , passed on it many many times. I didn't know anything about it. It was beautiful & enjoyed the flowers & birds... definetely ... going back here again. .. See More
Leslie Andersen
· January 27, 2018
An Internationally important wetland in continental USA's most southwesterly city.
Patti Palluth Usler
· June 20, 2017
Great for walking, biking, taking the dog. Generally pretty empty of people, it is serene ...we love it!
Henry Joseph Jr
· August 17, 2017
One of the best places for a long quiet stroll during sunset!
Rock Rockholt
· July 24, 2017
I hiked just shy of 5 miles and saw about 23 different species of birds I could identify. Amazing day!!
Allan Husnick
· July 27, 2016
Walking through the Tijuana Estuary is like going back in time not only is the surrounding Beach City super cool but once you get into the Estuary itself Imperial Beach almost disappears... like ever...ything here please be respectful
this ecosystem is highly fragile
no littering no smoking no loud music
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Rodrigo Tellez
· January 5, 2017
Great place to go for a walk or run. Plus the people who live nearby in the ranches and farms are really respectful. Although, it will give you the creeps if you go at night...
Kecia Gonzalez
· January 29, 2016
Perfect place to explore and birdwatch. The visitor center is so cool! My son absolutely loved it. Everyone was very nice and answered all of my son's questions. It's like a tiny NAT.
Julia Frampton Simms
· December 2, 2014
A great place for kids and adults to learn about San Diego's natural environment. Free nature hikes are led by very informed staff. I learn something new every time I visit and love seeing the wildlife.
Carlos Gallo
· September 10, 2013
I lived near by it was really nice down there and it still is a quite and peaceful place as me including my kids as rode on bike almost every other day sometimes we ended up by going once or twice a d...ay so much fun we had I really miss it down there See More
Susan Hunt Williams
· January 1, 2017
First day hike, first time ever. What a nice time we had today with knowledgeable staff from the visitor center. We learned so much and enjoyed the hike. Thank you!
Rosalba Izazaga
· July 23, 2016
I met my 10,000 step goal in just one take. It has very beautiful sights and the people are friendly. There's a museum where you can learn about the trail and wildlife. I loved it . . .but my legs wer...e killing me. See More
Rodrigo Romero
· June 16, 2014
Great for bird watching and long easy walks that end with spectacular views of Tijuana and the river. The museum is very educational as well so great for the whole family.
Beautiful #cakingtide today at the Tijuana Estuary. You can snap some photos next month on January 1st and 2nd, go to to find out how. You can RSVP to our King Tide Hike here on our events page.

Barbara Zaragoza's Speaker Series talk Fronterizos is just two days away! Her similar presentation at the Chula Vista Library was standing room only. You don't want to miss this chance to hear about her two years of research on the Spanish-Speaking settlers in South Bay and purchase her book. See you Saturday at 10am.

Nothing is more exciting to a young budding scientist than discovering the creatures that live in an estuary.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Estuarine Research Reserves are where people of all ages discover, explore & learn.
Show some love for these infinitely fascinating places. #Iheartestuaries

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National Estuarine Research Reserve Association

To know an estuary is to love an estuary. We love how hard our Reserves work to understand how estuaries function and how to keep them healthy

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CA State Parks - San Diego Coast District added 4 new photos.

JOIN OUR TEAM! We have 4 part-time positions open for Maintenance Aides throughout our San Diego Coast District. Work outdoors and with a great team! See any below that you would be interested in? Apply today!!

Show your love for estuaries - #iheartestuaries

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National Estuarine Research Reserve Association added 2 new photos.

Love is in the air! We’re spreading our love to all 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves around the U.S. Help spread the love and show your pride by visiting one this week, here’s a handy, dandy map! #IHeartEstauries
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Please pardon our mess. The Accessibilties Unit of California State Parks has started to work on our trail system so that it can be accessible to people with mobility impairments. Sorry for the inconvenience when parts of trails are closed. The project is planned to go through April. #AllVisitorsWelcome #ParksforEveryone.

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Happy New Year from us at TRNERR! Kicking off our 2018 staff wellness walks on the McCoy Trail!

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Did you know that the history of the Spanish-speaking people in Imperial Beach begins with an expulsion? The Bourbon King Carlo III demanded that the Jesuits be kicked out of his realm. Captain Gaspar de Portola took on the task of kicking the Jesuits out of Baja California, and thereafter, he led expeditions into Alta California, including through Goat Canyon. Many frontiersmen of mixed ethnicities came with him and their descendants still live in the South Bay today.

Join us for a talk about Imperial Beach history from the perspective of the Spanish-residents in the region.

So happy to hear that a main partner of our sister Mission Aransas Reserve, ARK Animal Rehab Facility, is moving back into their place and helping stunned sea turtles from their unusual cold snap. Reserve staff helped them clean up during our Annual Meeting in November.

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Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at UT Marine Science Institute added 4 new photos — with Alicia Walker in Port Aransas, Texas.

The ARK is back! Today we’ve been bringing in cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the great team effort by the Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science & R...ecovery, SeaWorld, Texas State Aquarium, Texas Sealife Center, and the hundreds of volunteers braving the cold weather! While we are taking in sea turtles now to help out with cold stunning, we will officially move all the animals and staff back to the ARK this Friday. Huge thanks to the Texas Sealife Center for their help over these past four months. If you’d like to start volunteering with us again at the ARK or if you’d like to come help for your first time, give us a call or message us. Thanks for everyone’s support in getting the ARK back up and running! #blessed

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Did you take your King Tide photos today? This shot was taken during the King Tide Hike. Thanks to everyone who came!

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Hope you can join us on Tuesday at 9:30am for our first tour of 2018, the King Tide Hike. It should be nice weather, high 60s to low 70s. Click below to RSVP.

Have a happy and safe new year!

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CA State Parks - San Diego Coast District added 80 new photos to the album: Best of 2017 — at CA State Parks - San Diego Coast District.

2017 was a great year! Beach cleanups, whale watching, tidepool walks, king tides, epic sunsets and so much more. Thank you to everyone who made this year a one to remember and all the visitors that come out to enjoy our parks!

Have guests in town? The 11am Nature Walk this Saturday with docent Joan Brooks would be just the thing. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Have you seen the lovely new repairs to the deck at 5th and Grove? This is all thanks to the State Parks Accessibilties Unit.

Why don't you come visit us this holiday weekend and check it out? The Visitor Center will be open Saturday and Sunday too.

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