Andrée Clark Bird Refuge Walking Path

Andrée Clark Bird Refuge

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Andree Clark Bird Refuge MapTrail Head: 99 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Trail Head Coordinates: 34.422078, -119.657850

What to Expect: This paved path runs alongside a 29-acre lake that supports  fish, turtles, and over 200 bird species. Views of the mountains, East Beach and ample wildlife viewing available.

Park Description: The Andrée Clark Bird Refuge is nestled between East Beach, the Zoo, the cemetery, and the railroad tracks. Historically a tidal marsh and salt pond, the area was purchased by a group of private citizens in 1906 with the intent of holding the land for public use. A $50,000 donation from Huguette Clark was given to the City provided the area would not be developed and the name of the park would be Andrée Clark Bird Refuge after Huguette’s deceased sister. Download Map

• Difficulty Rating: Easy
• Distance: 2.0 Miles out and back
• Grade Change: < 5%
• Trail Layout: Linear
• Surface: Dirt and paved surfaces
• Average Width: 8 feet
• Shade: Very little
• Obstacles: uneven terrain
• Accessibility: Not rated
• Restrictions: Dogs on leash. No fishing
• Emergency: Call 911

Things to Do: Walking, birding, wildlife viewing, cycling, and running.

Amenities: Public parking lot. Benches around the perimeter of the lake. No restrooms.

What to Bring: Map, sun protection, layered clothing, flashlite, first aid kit, water, snack, cellphone, personal identification.

Trail Etiquette: Have fun, be friendly and considerate. Leave what you find. Respect wildlife. Dispose of waste properly.

Directions: The Andrée Clark Bird Refuge is located at the corner of East Cabrillo Boulevard and Los Patos Way with parking on Los Patos Way. Southbound on Hwy 101, take the Hot Springs Rd. exit. Turn south toward the beach on East Cabrillo Blvd. Los Patos Way is the first street on the right. Northbound on Hwy 101, take the Cabrillo Blvd exit (left hand exit). Turn left toward the beach on East Cabrillo Blvd. Los Patos Way is the first street on the right.

Park Managed by:

• City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation
• Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
• Park Info: 805.564.5418
• Web Site: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ParksAndRec