Theodore Payne Wildlife Sanctuary
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night sky over Payne wildlife sanctuary
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Theodore Payne Wildlife Sanctuary

223rd Street East & Avenue U
Llano, CA  93544
(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 tranquil and majestic Theodore Payne Wildlife Sanctuary is named after Theodore Payne a nursery and seed developer who migrated from England to California in 1893.  Payne developed the first public area in Los Angeles planted entirely with native plants and also designed landscape projects for Pomona College, Occidental College, Torrey Pines Park and Washington Park in Pasadena.  The sanctuary, located in the Antelope Valley, supports the thickest stands of Joshua trees and Creosote Bush Scrub, and is home to the ladder-backed woodpecker. It also provides great hiking opportunities and is a perfect landscape for photographers and painters alike!