Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Description:

The preserve is an oasis and transition zone between the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. For centuries it was used by nomadic Indians, who found water and game plentiful here. More than 235 bird species have been observed in the preserve, including several rare species. Many additional transient species are present during the spring and fall migration seasons. Water also attracts desert bighorn sheep, raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and other mammals. The preserve is listed as a National Watchable Wildlife Site.

Directions:

From Palm Springs, travel west on Interstate 10 to State Highway 62. Travel north on Highway 62 for 11.5 miles to Morongo Valley. Turn right on East Drive and go a short distance to the Preserve entrance on the left.

Phone:

760-833-7100

Email:

j5taylor@blm.gov

Address:

Palm Springs South Coast Field Office 1201 Bird Center Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

Activities:

Interpretive Programs Hiking Horseback Riding Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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