Coal Oil Point Reserve

Santa Barbara, California

Coal Oil Point Reserve Professional Review and Guide

"Coal Oil Point Reserve has several coastal wildlife habitats set aside for research, education and preservation. The 117-acre ecological study enclave, managed by UCSB, has coastal dunes, eucalyptus groves, grasslands, a salt marsh and a 45-acre lagoon. The trail parallels the bluffs from the western edge of Isla Vista to the reserve. Devereaux Lagoon, with a mixture of fresh water and salt water, provides several coastal lagoon habitats. The slough is a bird-watcher’s paradise with a wide variety of native and migratory species."

Coal Oil Point Reserve Reviews

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3/21/2009
All plants around the Devereaux Lagoon were planted at the request of UCSB, with direction of Devereaux and the urging of Goleta and the County of Santa Barbara , prior to the transfer to UCSB. The tagged or otherwise specially marked plants are for research of non-native plants(there were no plants at one time). A very pleasant walk. Watch out for the hawks, especially during their nesting season! They are fearless in protecting their young.
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Trail Information

Santa Barbara
Nearby City
3
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Goleta and Dos Pueblos Canyon - The Thomas Guide - Santa Barbara and Vicinity
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Jun 2018