The Ballona Wetlands is located in Southern California adjacent to Marina del Rey and Playa Vista. It is the last significant wetlands area in the Los Angeles basin. Although the wetlands works at only a fourth of their natural capacity today, they still function as an important haven for migratory birds and other wildlife.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5
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  • The last major wetlands in all of Los Angeles County, Ballona Wetlands are under 200 acres now though wetlands once covered more than 2,000 acres here, making it an important conservation area.
  • Take a self-guided tour of the Freshwater Marsh any day, walking along a path where you can see egrets, herons, and other birds. Some 215 species of birds reside here.
  • Guided tours of the freshwater marshes are offered the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Docents lead walks to the saltwater marsh and dunes on the second Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Marina del Rey, California

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (310) 306-5994
Fax: (310) 574-9434
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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