Tijuana Slough Refuge is located in the most southwestern corner of the contiguous United States. It is one of southern California's largest remaining salt marshes without a road or railroad trestle running through it. This important salt marsh is surrounded by San Diego County and Tijuana, Mexico, with a population of 4.3 million people. Within this international bioregion, the refuge maintains essential habitats for many migrating shorebirds and waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway. Tijuana Slough provides critical habitat for the Federally-listed endangered California least tern, light-footed clapper rail, least Bell's vireo, and salt marsh bird's-beak, an endangered plant species. Designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy, over 370 species of birds have been sighted on the refuge. The refuge's habitat and wildlife management programs focus on the recovery of endangered species through research, habitat restoration, and environmental education.
From Interstate 5, take the Coronado Avenue exit and head west. At Third Street, turn south and follow the signs to the visitor center on Caspian Way. Wildlife viewing deck and interpretive panels are also located at the end of Seacoast Drive.
301 Caspian Way Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Interpretive Programs Hiking Visitor Center Wildlife Viewing
FWS - Fish and Wildlife Service