Border Field State ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 1500 Monument Rd, San Diego, CA 92154, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6195753613
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Walking Area, Monument, Family And Kids
Border Field State Park - Review
There are many reasons this isn't a standard park. For one, much of it overlaps with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is uber rich with wildlife, especially birds. Next, it is the southwestern most point of the contiguous United States. And lastly, that also means it borders Mexico. If you park and keep heading east on foot, eventually you'll reach the beach. Walk south for a little over a mile to see Monument No. 258, also known as Monument Mesa. It is an obelisk, 20 feet high, and it marks the boundary between the two countries.
Border Field State Park Information
- There are restrooms, picnic areas and BBQ spots at the park.
- Do not collect anything from the park.
- Leashed dogs are allowed at Monument Mesa picnic area.
- Park will be closed if flooded.
Border Field State Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed to vehicles Monday - Friday.
- Day after Labor Day - October: 9:30am to 6:00pm.
- March 15 - Day before Memorial Day Weekend: 9:30am to 6:00pm.
- Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day: 9:30am to 7:00pm.
How To reach Border Field State Park by Public Transport
- Drive to Hollister Street, then head into Monument Road.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Border Field State Park
3.4% of people who visit San Diego include Border Field State Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.4% of people start their Border Field State Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Border Field State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Border Field State Park
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Border Field State Park, San Diego Reviews
This is a beautiful park that is well maintained and preserved. There's plenty to see from views of the ocean, to bird watching, to looking at the greenery and more. This place can also be romantic during the sunset and has no waste laying around in the cracks and crevices. This park is exactly how uninhabited land should look, gorgeous.
It's. Amazing yet sad experience. How many people every single day try to cross over the border. This park is right has where people can see their families on weekends from the other side of Mexico thru a gate.
Quite a touristic place. The trails South to the parking lot are prohibited unless you don't mind a little excitement like me. Border Patrol will stop you all of the time but gently ask you to keep moving because of motorcycle activity and patrolling. The 2 mile walk to the park is a must to enjoy the full experience. Like always when walking trails take some food and water and enjoy your stepping. 👍
Border Field California State Park is the southwestern most area of the continental United States. It contains a very diverse ecosystem of wetlands and coastal areas that is part of the Tijuana River Estuary. The wetlands have been designated "A Wetland of International Importance" by the United Nations International Ramsar Convention of 2005, and any person who is envionmentally concious and a nature lover can understand why it is when visiting the park. Access to the park is $5 by vehicle. The park is open generally until sunset. There is an area you can park outside the gate and walk inside to gain access to the beach and the main area, but it is quite a walk. Worth it if you are a botanist or flower enthusiast. The main area on Monument Mesa has parking, restrooms, BBQ's and picnic tables(no pun intended) as well as the gates to the Friendship Park and the Bi-national Garden. The beach has a dunes area that is fenced off to protect the endangered and threatened bird species nesting area, and does not have an on duty lifeguard. Swimming is not recommended due to no lifeguard on duty and several hidden geographical hazards. Birdwatchers, horseriders, bicyclists, and hikers have several options to witness and explore the park during open hours. To note of great importance: This park is along the US-Mexico border and US Customs Border Patrol Agents continuously monitor and patrol the area. You can see through the fence that the people on the other side are people. Humans that are no different than those of us on this side of the border and enjoying a day at the beach. I myself had an enjoyable time here on a beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon this past Memorial Day Weekend. Perhaps it is time for you to explore the park and make some memories here?
Love this place to walk. Always a good day to enjoy this beach.
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