Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

OutAndBack • 1 mi • 10 ft

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is a 24-acre wetland sanctuary for nesting and migrating birds on the southeast shore of Morro Bay. There are two serene freshwater ponds, a saltwater marsh at the bay, Monterey cypress and eucalyptus groves. The eucalyptus groves are home to monarch butterflies during the winter months. The preserve is managed by the Morro Coast Audubon Society.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Los Osos
Length: 1 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to moderate
Duration: 30 min.
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Morro Bay
Local Maps: USGS Morro Bay South
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A gorgeous little nature walk. Excellent for watching birds.

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