Facility Activities

The Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge and Refuge staff lead monthly walking tours lasting approximately two hours and covers a walking distance of one-mile round trip. Special tours can also be arranged preferably 2 - 3 months in advance for groups of 15 – 20 people throughout the year.  Visitors will be transported by shuttle to Refuge Headquarters where they will enjoy a variety of displays. After a brief introduction, guests will be taken to docent led interpretive stations covering topics such as bird identification, marsh critters, and the native plant garden. The observation deck provides gorgeous views into the marsh. 

Visit our Seasons of Wildlife in the Species page to find out what you might see at different times of the year. 

Note: reservations are requiredto attend the free public walking tour of the Refuge normally held on the last Saturday of each month. Visit the Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge website for the most up-to-date information on tours and volunteer opportunities. You can also book your tour by calling the wildlife refuge office at (562) 598-1024.