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Name or Prominent Feature:
Moss Landing Wildlife Area
Area: Moss Landing
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 10
- Easting: 608531
- Northing: 4074784
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: Hwy 1 at Jetty Road, east side of Hwy.
Nearest Milepost
- Route: Hwy 1
- Mile Number:
  • Hiking Trail
  • CCC Access Point
  • Parking
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Historic Feature
  • Historic Marker
  • Signage


  • The Wildlife Area includes abandoned salt ponds, now managed for wildlife, and some old buildings and boat storage. The trail goes beyond these along the Elkhorn Slough with plenty of birdwatching and blue water views. Good interpretive signage.

    Info 408-649-2836


     

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      • The entrance is easy to miss, but leads to trails, salt ponds, sloughs, and bird nesting areas along Elkhorn Slough.
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      • Interpretive signs tell the stories of the plovers, pelicans and other birds onthe pacific Flyway, and the salt ponds and marshes that support them.
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      • Deep narrow sloughs bring sea water into the marshes.
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      • An old salt cart shows the connection to the days of salt harvest for the canneries in Monterey.