Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing

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210 reviews
  • August 13, 2017
    We did the south marsh loop and it was a nice walk. We saw a few rabbits and some birds in the distance but not a lot of wild life. No rays, sharks, fish or even crabs. Interesting that's it's all sal...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Fantastic! We found dozens of otters, 30 species of birds, and tons of harbor seals. The guide privided "jobs" for the children to keep them involved.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Actually administered by the Department of Fish & Game, and not the State Parks Service, and so it is better maintained than the State parks in the area. Very helpful Rangers have great knowledge of j...  more »
  • May 28, 2017
    Well worth the drive over twisted back roads, and the nominal admission price. Beautifully done little nature exhibit, friendly and knowledgeable staff, modest hikes in unique and wildlife-rich scenery. Not to be missed if you're anywhere in the area.
  • July 3, 2017
    Great wildlife and bird diversity. Picturesque trails. Best enjoyed through one of the rental paddleboards.
  • June 5, 2017
    It was fun nice hike you know take time to explore it could be fun
  • December 31, 2016
    We stopped here for a short stroll on the way back from Big Sur to SF. I was skeptical because the road leading up to it is a little sketchy, but the park is really pretty, great for a short easy hike. The restrooms are nice and the welcome center staff friendly. Only negative is the 4$ per person fee is a little high, was expecting 4/car.
  • September 27, 2016
    I had the opportunity to go kayaking down the Elkhorn Slough. It was a truly amazing experience. I was able see so many pelicans and otters. If you are at all interested in Marine Biology or even just like looking at cute otters, this is a great place to go. I went with "Kayak Connection".

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