California State Parks-South Sector
Mission Statement

California State Parks Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

The mission of the TRNERR Education Program is to:
Provide interactive, hands-on, thematic, bilingual, environmental education to local and regional students and the community, working in partnership with local schools, community groups and government agencies.

General Information

Tijuana Estuary:
Designated by NOAA as the Tijuana
River National Estuarine Research
Reserve (TRNERR), we are one of
28 estuarine reserves in the country
devoted to education and research.
The Reserve is managed cooperatively
by CA State Parks & the USFWS.

Contact Information

Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
301 Caspian Way, Imperial Bea

Phone: 619-575-3613
Web Site:

Anne Marie Tipton

Programs and Services

Education - Environmental, Education - Schools or School Based, Habitat Restoration, Natural Space or Park Management, Recreation

The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve has exciting, hands-on education programs for students as well as tours, informative lectures and other outreach opportunities for adult audiences. In addition to our ongoing programs, the Tijuana Estuary also puts on special events throughout the year, such as Fiesta del Rio in October and International Migratory Bird Day activities in May.

Silver Strand State Beach has Junior Ranger programs, kayak tours, and weekly nature tours.

Pre-K, Grade K-3, Grade 4-6, Grade 7-8, High School, College, Adult

California State Parks in the South Sector includes the Tijuana Estuary, Border Field SP and Silver Strand State Beach