Whittier Narrows Nature Center
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Whittier Narrows Nature Center

1000 Durfee Road
South El Monte, Ca  91733
(626) 575-5523

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

WHITTIER NARROWS NATURE CENTER AND NATURAL AREA IS OPEN ALONG WITH ALL TRAILS.  PLEASE NOTE NATURE CENTER "ANIMAL AMBASSADORS" WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2015, DUE TO THE STRESSFUL COMPLICATIONS FROM EVACUATION DUE TO THE "LINCOLN FIRE."   THE PUBLIC'S PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED, THANK YOU. 

 

For reservations, please call the Nature Center.

 

Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Parking Lot Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Nature Center Museum Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday: 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day)

 

Vehicle Entrance Fee: N/A

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Bordering the San Gabriel River, this 400-acre sanctuary of riparian woodland, features four lakes, including many plants and animals native to wetland communities. The lakes provide a winter sanctuary for migrating waterfowl and are available by special permit for birding and photography.  Other activities include: hikes, walks, seasonal special events, naturalist docent trainings, Junior Ranger Programs, and nature day camps. School group tours are available by reservation.  Wheelchair and stroller accessible trails are also available. Binoculars are available for loan for guided walks, field trips in Nature activities, and for self-guided walks.