Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing

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  • Wonderful place to watch the otters and sea lions. We spent about 2 hours there with binoculars and our camera watching The otters feeding !  more »
  • Great trio and clearly a passionate owner about the Slough. Free coffee and homemade cookies on the return.  more »
  • We had 2 hours kayaking in to the Slough. Lots of sea otters, sea lions, pelicans and harbour seals to be seen.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great wildlife and bird diversity. Picturesque trails. Best enjoyed through one of the rental paddleboards.
  • It was fun nice hike you know take time to explore it could be fun
  • 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.
  • 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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