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Border Field State Park, San Diego

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Border Field State Park is a state park of California, United States, containing beach and coastal habitat on the Mexico–United States border. The park is located within the city limits of Imperial Beach in San Diego County, adjacent to the suburb of Playas de Tijuana in Mexico. It is the southwesternmost point of the contiguous United States and is also the southernmost point in the state of California. Immediately adjacent is the monument marking the Initial Point of Boundary Between U.S. and Mexico.HistoryThe Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was concluded on February 2, 1848, officially ending the war between the United States and Mexico. It provided that the new international border between the two countries be established by a joint United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. The commission began its survey at Border Field.HabitatThe Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve contains much of Border Field State Park and is an important wildlife habitat. The salt and freshwater marshes give refuge to migrating waterfowl and resident wading birds, such as black-necked stilt, American avocet, green-winged teal, American wigeon and pelicans. The park offers hiking, horse trails, surf fishing and birding.
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  • I found this a very intriguing place to visit and stand right by the fences bordering the US and Mexico. It was an eye opener and a lot of families go here to interact with their familes on the Mexico...  read more »
  • I visited the park on the way back to San Diego from a morning visit to Tijuana. I had not heard of this park before, but found it on TripAdvisor for things to do in San Diego. The reviews and picture...  read more »
  • The Border Field State Park is about 20 minutes south of San Diego. It consists of a large nature preserve, beaches and a very small picnic area adjacent to the border fence. Other than a few tables, ...  read more »
  • This is a hidden gem. Of all the parks I've visited this seemed like the least visited which is a shame. The park is the most south western point of the US with great views of the ocean and Tijuana. The adjacent beach is quiet and secluded.
  • Very peaceful and quiet walk from the parking lot, up over the little hill down to the beach. Went on a Sunday and learned that's when the huge gate is opened for a short while, enabling folks on the US side to get to the other fence that is barring the Mexican side. Saw families placing their hands on the fence as if to touch their loved ones on the other side while talking to them. Very touching.
  • It was a great experience to touch the people's pinky finger behind the fence. Walking along the beach with my husband and kiddos. The ambiance is so quiet and peaceful. I like the place I want to go back there again.
  • I like to ride my bikes on the trails out here. Very peaceful and quiet. The trails can easily add up to over Twenty miles if you cross over Hollister and ride the trails in the Estuary as well.
  • Pretty good hike, sucks when it's muddy
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