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Ballona Wetlands

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Address: Jefferson and Lincoln Blvds., Los Angeles, CA 90293
Phone Number: +1 310-306-5994
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A must do if you cycle, or want to cycle in LA.

An L.A treasure. Riding my bike down Ballona Creek is one of my favorite things in the world. If you can get a windless afternoon in fall, all the better. Recently upgraded... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2016
HutchinLA
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Ballona Wetlands has three different parts.. freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh and a dune area. FreshWater marsh is next to PCH and has a nice place to walk around and photography for birds are very doable. You can not go inside the wetland without a guide or bird walk days, but there are area adjacent to the wetland with clear wetland... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

An L.A treasure. Riding my bike down Ballona Creek is one of my favorite things in the world. If you can get a windless afternoon in fall, all the better. Recently upgraded, beautified by the Parks Commission - this has to be one of the best bike paths in the city. From Hermosa Beach north to Marina Del Rey and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I've watched the Ballona Wetlands area over the years, first when Howard Hughes Airport abutted it, and now the Playa Vista development just across Lincoln. Walking it allows for seeing local and migratory birds, as well as wildlife. Glad that the area has been preserved & not developed. Has a nature trail to walk. Gets better each year. Enjoy. ...

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We have visited Ballona Wetlands. There is a group that is working to restore the area called Friends of Ballona Wetlands. Ballona Wetlands is one of the last wetlands in the area. We like to see the birds here. The efforts of those working to restore this area is the reason for my rating. Its nice to see locals working... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

These wetlands have a perfect little walking path that runs along them. It provides a nice trail for walking or running that gets you away from the street. It's not the nicest nature you've ever seen, but it's still nice to have. The houses that line it are also cool to checkout. Most are pretty fancy and fun to dream... More 

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Ozawkie, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

we went there in jan ant the wife saw plenty of different birds. easy walking paths around the path so anyone should be able to do it also.

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Thank Phil F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

We were in marina del rey and decided to try this. Put in th directions provided and did not find the place. We then searched the Web made sure the directions were correct and still did not find a thing at the spot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

An oasis for wildlife in the midst of so much concrete and well worth a few hours for anyone interested in nature. It almost ended up as an extension to the concrete of Marina del Rey, but was saved by activists and is now being slowly restored as a wetland area. We were not in town at the right time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2007

I live in Venice, CA and saw a listing for the walking tour in one of the local newspapers (the salt water 2 hour tour). Having no other plans I decided to go. The tour guide, Robert (or Roy), was friendly, very relaxed and very knowledgable. I learned so much (which I've already forgotten!). I went by myself but very... More 

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