Plan your visit to the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve – “A Wetland of International Importance.”
The Visitor Center offers a variety of hands-on, interactive activities for all ages as well as a collection of videos (including videos in Spanish) that are shown upon request. Our educational videos aim to educate the public about estuaries and watersheds, including estuary flora and fauna, estuarine ecology and natural processes.
Border Field State Park is on the very southwestern corner of the United States and 15 miles south of San Diego. Border Field is located within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, an important wildlife habitat. The park provides restrooms, picnic areas, barbecues, horse corrals, and interpretive displays. Visitors enjoy surf fishing, beach combing, hiking, horseback riding, and bird watching.
The Reserve offers numerous opportunities for recreation of all types. From nature walks and hiking to mountain biking and horseback riding, the trails throughout Border Field State Park and the Tijuana Estuary offer something for everyone.
As much as 70% of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve is made up of wetland area. This wetland contains a variety of unique habitats, including dune, salt panne, salt marsh, mudflat, brackish pond, riparian, coastal sage scrub and vernal pool where plants and animals thrive.
The Tijuana Estuary offers a variety of programs and tours that are open to the public, including bird walks, nature walks, and educational speakers.
The Tijuana Estuary offers free visits for elementary, middle and high school groups, as well as teacher training opportunities and curriculum resources for educators.