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