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San Joaquin Wildlife Santuary

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5 Riparian View, Irvine CA 92612, Irvine, CA 92612
+1 949-261-7963
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Relaxing in the City

This is a pleasant surprise, right near UCI. It is a great walk with plenty of benches to sit and... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Kecia H
Always enjoyable

Quiet, peaceful, the grounds are well kept, the scenery is nice, theres all different types of... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
bts91
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Lake Forest, California
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5 Riparian View, Irvine CA 92612, Irvine, CA 92612
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a pleasant surprise, right near UCI. It is a great walk with plenty of benches to sit and watch the birds or just read a book. Anyone that wants to take a break I would truly recommend taking a moment to check it...More

1  Thank Kecia H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Quiet, peaceful, the grounds are well kept, the scenery is nice, theres all different types of birds, insects, some mammals, there is a book store on the premises and the lady who works there (Ive been there doses of time, she's the only one I...More

Thank bts91
Reviewed 17 September 2016

See cranes and ducks in this natural habitat is very relaxing. It is not that far from my home and because I attend many activities at the Duck Club, I sometimes just walk afterwards for a little excersise.

Thank 73EllenGwynne
Reviewed 13 September 2016

wonderful place to find peace and enjoy it with the family . a small paradise in the city. I really recommend it

2  Thank taltal1313
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a wildlife preserve that is quite literally right int he middle of town. There are a couple of hiking trails as well as a side road that allows great views and some wildlife. Well worth the walk.

1  Thank Yobuck1118
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Hard to believe this jewel of a birding location lies in the heart of Irvine, California! Late afternoon walks on the raised trails winding in and out of multiple waterways is a sure bet for shorebird lovers. Great place to capture golden hour photos of...More

2  Thank MajorDeez
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stopped by the santuary to check it out. Very nice building, in the middle of no where. Impressive scenes and nice staff

1  Thank Julie V
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A short way from highways and heavily trafficked streets is this refuge for birds, four legged creatures of the animal kingdom, and homo sapiens.Road runners, glimpse of a mountain lion, once, water and land birds galore, and holes in the earth suggesting small woods animals...More

Thank rpmcestmoi
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I had some time to spare between a day-long conference and a late dinner. I took an Uber to the sanctuary, located close to the UC Irvine campus. I checked out some binoculars and just started walking. There are birds everywhere. The ponds are loaded...More

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This may sound strange but my wife and I love to go to IN and Out get Hamburgers and a drink. Then leave the UCI campus In and Out and go to the wildlife Santuary and watch the birds feed until way after sunset. Great...More

Thank James S
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