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Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area

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Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area in , California Travel Info

Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area is a California state park that is part of Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area. This park offers visitors a trip through several diverse natural habitats for viewing flora and fauna. To get here drive west on Oso Flaco Lake Road from Highway 1 north of Guadalupe, CA. Hike out on a trail from the parking area which passes through a large wooded area. The trail emerges from the trees and leads onto a bridge that crosses over Oso Flaco Lake with great veiws and bird-watching opportunities. After leaving the lake the wooden boardwalk enters the dunes structure and eventually opens up to a wooden observation platform with incredible views over San Luis Bay. The entire one-mile route to the overlook is wheelchair accessible. From there the trail continues past sensitive bird nesting habitats and drops down to the sandy beach. Once on the beach you can walk south to the creek that drains out of Oso Flaco Lake and beyond to the long remote beach fronting the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. Walking north on the beach leads to Oceano Dunes SVRA.

Address
Oso Flaco Lake Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Park Name
Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area State Park
Owner
State Park
Activities
Hiking, Beach Walking, Beachcombing, Birdwatching, Wildlife Watching
Amenities
Toilets, Trails, Boardwalk, Wetlands, Accessible Features
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed in the natural area or on the beach
Fees
Fee charged for parking

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