Plan Your Visit

Great egret soaring over the North McCoy Trail bridge

Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge is 1,072 acres in size and is located where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean, also called the Tijuana Estuary. Be sure to spend some time out discovering the trails to take in the incredible views and birds that soar across the estuary.

The Visitor Center is located at 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932.

At the visitor center, you may pick up trail maps, wildlife information, or ask the front desk staff any questions you may have, between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday.  You may also purchase books or shirts at the gift shop, which benefits the Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges.  
Hit the beautiful trails sunrise to sunset, and bring your friends!
Most of the trails are dog-friendly, however they must be leashed at all times on a 6-foot or shorter leash, and you must pick up after your pet. 
There are several restaurants to dine at in Imperial Beach along Seacoast Drive, and miles of sandy beach to explore both on City and Refuge properties.  The City of Imperial Beach is also currently constructing a large hotel, but will not be finished until Spring 2013 or later.
Imperial Beach is known for it's incredible wildlife viewing opportunities because of both the Tijuana Slough and San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuges. Visit us soon!