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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

1700 Elkhorn Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is located at the east end of the Elkhorn Slough, inland from Moss Landing. It is one of many access points to the Elkhorn Slough and is a great first stop when planning your visit to the area.

The Elkhorn Slough Reserve is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm. The Reserve has 5 miles of trails that meander through oak woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. It features a visitor center, picnic areas, and guided walks are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Entrance is free.

The Elkhorn Slough Reserve is owned and managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Reserve staff are dedicated to ensuring the health of Elkhorn Slough and its surrounding watershed through research, restoration, and Education.

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