Border Field State Park, San Diego

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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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  • Despite appearing barren the Border Field State Park is a busy place as it's one of 29 estuaries in the US and the only one that is binational. Thus, a lot of science goes on about flooding and disapp...  more »
  • Happen chance visited Friendship Park (within Border Field Park) when a university class was receiving an interesting and informative briefing from a Border Patrol Agent about recent border history, f...  more »
  • With all the politicizing and constant news of the "WALL" and our governments inability to address immigration (which btw, is why there is a problem with immigration) we thought we would take a break ...  more »
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  • Quite a detour from the usual. The trails are well marked, although on the North side can become inundated with rain runoff. The views are incredible and the big plus is that there is always so few people, it's a perfect place to just meditate or spend some quiet time by the beach, Well worth the visit. The park closes at sunset, so be sure to have plenty of time for the 20-30 minute hike back to the main entrance as you cannot take your car into the mark.
  • It's a nice place to visit but it's usually closed off to vehicle traffic. Which means that you have to walk quite a distance to get to the park
  • Not very crowded, easy walking conditions as the park has no real hills. Both the ocean and the border fence are a short hike (under 2 miles) from the park entrance.
  • Everyone should see friendship park. Don't go after rain though. It floods.
  • Short but great hike you can do in an hour or two.

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