Visiting Batiquitos Lagoon

Visiting Batiquitos Lagoon

Nature Center

The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center is located at 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011.

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Click here for driving directions.  Open Daily 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The Nature Center is open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and weekends 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., subject to Nature Center volunteer host availability.

Trail Use

The California Department of Fish and Game manages the Lagoon as an Ecological Reserve. Ecological Reserves are established to provide protection for plants and animals and their habitats, especially those that are threatened or endangered.

  • Do not disturb the things that you find here
  • Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.
  • Horses and bicycles are not allowed.

Wheelchair and Stroller Access

The trail is wheelchair and stroller friendly in general. Access via the Gabbiano Lane and Four Seasons Golf Course trailheads are the recommended entryways.

Please note there are a few steep hills at some of the trailheads (East End, Aviara Cove, Bella Lago).

Trailheads and Parking

There are several trail access points from which you can join the main trail along the lagoon’s north shore. Click VISITING for a map showing the trailheads and parking lots.

Contact Us

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation mailing address:

P.O. Box 130491,
Carlsbad, CA 92013-0491.

Telephone 760-931-0800