Meadowbrook Ecological Reserve


The Meadowbrook Ecological Reserve is comprised of 150 acres of coastal scrub vegetation with sizable stands of red berry (Rhamnus crocea) strewn throughout. The primary reason this area has been designated an Ecological Reserve is to preserve open space containing biologically sensitive habitat, endangered species, and wildlife species. The Reserve is home to the federally listed coastal California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica) as well as the Hermes copper butterfly (Lycaena hermes) that was recently petitioned to be listed as an endangered species.

The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2004, to protect Diegan coastal sage scrub and southern mixed/chamise chaparral and associated species.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Trails

Activities: nature viewing and hiking

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

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

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South Coast Region (Region 5)

San Diego County

in the City of Poway, approximately twenty miles northeast of downtown San Diego or ten miles inland from the Pacific Ocean

Directions: From Interstate 15 take Poway Road east to Pomerado Road. Go north (left) on Pomerado Road to Meadowbrook Lane. Turn west (left) on Meadowbrook Lane. The reserve is located along the western side of Meadowbrook Lane across the street from the Meadowbook Middle School.

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