Alpine Butte Wildlife Sanctuary
desert landscape
park sign
desert wildflowers
Joshua trees and landscape
Joshua trees

Alpine Butte Wildlife Sanctuary

East Avenue O
(Between 130 Street East and 135 Street East)

Lake Los Angeles, CA 93591
(661) 944-6881
(661) 944-2743

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Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset


Vehicle Entrance Fee: N/A

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The Alpine Butte Wildlife Sanctuary lays on the southern slope of Alpine Butte a Mesozoic granitic rock formation marked by the presence of dinosaur, marine and flying reptile fossils.  This 320 acre wildlife sanctuary is ecologically rich area consisting of small sand dunes, large rock formations, creosote bush scrub and Joshua tree woodland home to some of the tallest Joshua trees in Los Angeles County!  Indigenous wildlife at the sanctuary include the federally threatened Mojave Desert Tortoise, Mojave Sidewinder Rattlesnakes, Zebra-Tailed Lizards, Badgers and Kit Foxes making this sanctuary ecologically and historically rich and ideal for school field trips and interested hikers alike.