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Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

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great spot for reflection and bird watching

a lovely peaceful place to watch birds and sea life. No dogs allowed. No crocodiles or boa... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Los Osos, California
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Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is nestled among giant Eucalyptus trees with a commanding view of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

a lovely peaceful place to watch birds and sea life. No dogs allowed. No crocodiles or boa constrictors in the park area. Lousy lobster catching. Beware of everpresent retirees and people from Alabama.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve is nestled among giant Eucalyptus trees with a commanding view of Morro Bay. Sweet Springs Nature Preserve offers hiking trails and excellent bird watching.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live across the street from Sweet Springs. Every time I visit this Preserve, I have a different experience. Once I saw a mother owl & her babies looking down at me from a Eucalyptus tree; several years ago spotted an eagle on the mud...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura T
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Great place to spot birds like Herons, Egrets, and ducks. The few turtles hanging out in the pond are pretty cool to see too. Love the views and the trails, but unfortunately a few people have ruined it for those of us who enjoyed bringing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank N8delaney
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The title says it all! The place has excellent bird watching and some very nice trails that are very acessable. Large eucalyptus trees dominate the sky above you and make this a cool and well shaded walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank V8068SWmarkk
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Good birding spot! beautiful small preserve for a short walk and lovely views sponsored by Morro Bay Coast Audubon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ul_bosler
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This preserve has expanded with more trails and a wonderful bird watching blind on the water. This is NOT a playground for little kids although they certainly can learn from the visit. Dogs are prohibited and while that may seem unfriendly, this is a nature...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Z7011UDmichaelp
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just took a trip to San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, didn't even know that this place existed before we came. We ran into a local resident who is big into birding and he pointed us in this direction. Definitely did...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colin R
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I decided to stop by here and check it out, it was a pleasant walk near the water. I only saw three other people while I was there. Nice views of Baywood-Los Osos and across to Morro Bay. I saw a few birds, one lizard,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hillrm
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This is a small and quite place to take a walk. We spent 1 hour walking and viewing. We did not see many birds (just ducks). But it is a sweet place for a short walk. Not the highlight of our trip, but certainly this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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