Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing

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  • We were surprised to see lots of otters, relaxing on their backs and sea lions. Also pelicans and wading birds. Good place for nature watching.  more »
  • I took the train from San Jose to Santa Barbara. As part of the train trip, one gets to see the Elkhorn Slough area. I saw lots of birds. One can also watch for sea animals in the area such as sea lio...  more »
  • An amazing preserved area of freshwater and saltwater confluence holding the native animals who live and visit it. Walk the path from the State park and see, when lucky, seals, otters, sea lions, peli...  more »
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  • Great little visitor's center which is free to get into. My kids could easily spend an hour in there playing with the interactive displays. There's a lovely little gift shop as well. Outside is one of the best trails in North Monterey County. The entrance fee, for 16years and older I think, is reasonable and helps with upkeep. There is no other area that provides the access to the water that this place does. I always see something beautiful and interesting. If you're a runner you can get in about four miles by running the outside loops. Loses a star as they take card only. Last time I had cash and they wouldn't accept it which was quite annoying.
  • Beautiful setting filled with wildlife. Birder heaven. Nice walking paths. Elkhorn Slough Foundation is in the process of acquiring more land with the intention of returning it to ecological stasis. At $4.12 per person it is affordable for everyone and well worth a visit!
  • Beautiful trails and peaceful vistas. Plenty of birds including Say's Phoebe. Educational materials and a great visitor's center. Entry fee is $4 with a card only. Open weds-sun.
  • Went here with my son's class on a field trip. Great place to connect with nature in a different way (wetlands) versus other local nature areas. Visitor's center staff was very helpful. A very good place to take young ones as well.
  • Beautiful weather, views and trails! Visitor center has goid exhibits and helpful people working there!

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