Things to do at the Lagoon

Things to do at the Lagoon

We offer a number of activities at the lagoon, and something for all ages! Strollers and wheelchairs can be used on the wide and flat trail. Dogs on a leash are allowed. Horses and bicycles are not allowed.  The Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve and trails are open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.  Our nature center is open 8 am to 3 pm, 7 days per week year round, subject to volunteer host availability.

For dates of upcoming events please see our calendar or our walk schedule.

Walk the Trail

Trail Guide map.

For visitors who would like to follow the Lagoon trail individually, the Lagoon Foundation has produced a trail guide highlighting particular points of interest along the route.


The guides are free and are available inside the Nature Center when open.


When the Nature Center is closed, trail guides are available from bird boxes on the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Bulletin Board outside the Nature Center, and at each trailhead.


You can also download a copy here.

Group Walks

Enjoy scenic walks at the Lagoon.
The docents of the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation offer a program of guided nature walks. Walks take place throughout the year. The walks focus on a particular aspect of the lagoon wildlife and environment, and cover a wide range of topics.

Individuals do not need to sign up in advance for walks. If you are a group who would like to join one of our walks please call us in advance to let us know.
Special walks and other activities can be arranged for school and youth groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Other Events

We have special events running at various times during the year, including our summer kids camp, Club Pelican and our Lagoon cleanup event for kayakers in September.


Throughout the year volunteers join us for monthly trail maintenance.


Fishing is allowed at one point on the Lagoon with a permit. Please take a look at the map to show where fishing is permitted.