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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

Once a Native American village and later a cattle ranch, this preserve is a serene oasis around a natural spring generated by snowmelt from the surrounding mountains. Big Morongo attracts all manner of birds and animals to riparian woodland filled with cottonwoods and willows. You're likely to spot great horned owls and many songbirds here any time of the year.

Sight Information


East Dr., about 11 miles north of I–10 via Hwy. 62, Morongo Valley, California, 92256, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 7:30–sunset
  • No pets permitted

Updated 05/05/2014


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