Salt Marsh Nature Park

Carpinteria, California

Salt Marsh Nature Park Professional Review and Guide

"The Carpinteria Salt Marsh, historically known as El Estero (the estuary), is one of California’s last remaining wetlands. The area was once inhabited by Chumash Indians. The 230-acre marsh is fed by Franklin Creek and Santa Monica Creek. The marsh has an abundance of sea and plant life and is a nesting ground for thousands of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. The Salt Marsh Nature Park sits along the east end of the salt marsh with a trail system and several observation decks."

Salt Marsh Nature Park Reviews

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4/2/2008
Mudflats without life until about 1961, when the Southern Pacific Railroad, the State of California and City of Carpenteria and myself started plant a variety of plant life as protection of the railroad tracks from the pounding surf. Now there are many varieties of plants and species of birds, and people watching them. Nice to look at. Never mind the so-called information given there- more of the standard "what is native" that does not apply to the Salt Marsh Nature Park.
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Trail Information

Carpinteria
Nearby City
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Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Carpinteria - The Thomas Guide - Santa Barbara & Vicinity
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Jun 2018