Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, this refuge contains some of the most remote and least disturbed areas of the Dunes Complex. Visitor access is only permitted from the beach, and requires a rigorous and sometimes hazardous two-mile hike from Oso Flaco Lake parking lot or Rancho-Guadalupe Dunes Preserve parking lot. No access or services available; visitors must walk in.


Hiking, surf fishing, wildlife viewing


Vehicles, horses, dogs or other pets, fires, camping, kites, hunting, firearms, fireworks, smoking


805-343-9151 or www.fws.gov/refuge/guadalupe-nipomo_dunes/

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