Laguna Laurel Ecological Reserve


The Laguna Laurel Ecological Reserve is a 76 acre property. Habitat types include Laguna lakes, freshwater marshes, and streams with their associated riparian habitat; coastal sage scrub; coastal scrub oak chaparral; and oak woodlands. Resident mammals and raptors inhabit the area.

The purpose for the acquisition was endangered/protected species habitat protection. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1994.

For more information, call the South Coast Region's San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.

Recreational Opportunities

wildlife viewing hiking

Activities: wildlife viewing, hiking

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)(opens in new tab) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

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South Coast Region (Region 5)

Orange County

Directions: Laguna Beach. Hwy 133 at El Toro Road on west side of Hwy 133.

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