San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve
On the last part of Panhe Trail on the way to Trestles you will see the San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve.  Home to many forms of wildlife and native plants, some endangered. 
All pictures on this page taken on 3/26/08.  Click any picture for a larger view.

Warning:  Rattlesnakes are found in this area, use caution.  See tips and rattlesnake photo the Safety Page.

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08
All about Steelhead Trout, board by the beginning of the natural preserve

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

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San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08
Last sign on the trail, almost to Trestles. TCA take note "ALL FEATURES PROTECTED"

San Mateo Creek Natural Preserve 3/26/08
Looks like a stingray in the lagoon...I'm not sure how healthy he is...

Trestles Beach 3-26-08

Trestles Beach 3-26-08

Trestles Beach 3-26-08

Trestles Beach 3-26-08

More Panhe trail photos taken on 1/26/08, click here or to  see spring photos taken on 3/26/08 click here.
Photos of San Mateo Campground, click here.
Return to the San Mateo Campground/Trestles Beach main page click here.

San Onofre State Beach page listing all areas of the park,
click here.

Other Wetlands & Estuary Pages on This Site
(North to South, Ventura to San Diego County)

Carpinteria Salt Marsh
Santa Clara Rivermouth Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Los Cerritos Wetlands
Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve (main page)
  -- California Natives Plants of Bolsa Chica (3 pages)