Border Field State Park contains much of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, an important wildlife habitat.
The salt and freshwater marshes give refuge to migrating waterfowl and resident wading birds, such as black-necked stilt, avocet, teal, American widgeon and pelican. Border Field State Park offers hiking, horse trails, surf fishing and birding. Park is closed annually during the wet season, normally November through April. People can visit the The Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center to learn more about the state park and reserve.
Park Amenities, Facilities
Border Field State Park Amenities
Exhibits and Programs
Border Field State Park Facilities
Tijuana River Estuary Visitor Center
The North McCoy Trail incorporates interpretive signage on a trail through a marsh setting that is accessible for 0.66 mile. Trailhead, restroom and designated accessible parking are available near park office on Caspian Drive in Imperial Beach.
The South McCoy Trail is a backcountry trail though a marsh setting that is accessible for about 0.75 mile. Trailhead is at the center of 5th Street and Iris Avenue, Imperial Beach. Parking is available at the end of Iris Avenue.
Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
The exhibits are generally accessible, but assistance may be needed to operate some of the interactive exhibits. Border Field State Park staff is available to help. The restroom permits front and side transfers and is generally accessible. Parking. There are two accessible parking spaces located at the visitor center, but some assistance may be needed at the curb ramp.