Año Nuevo State Reserve

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Año Nuevo State Reserve


Location:27 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.
Facilities:Visitor center, restrooms, exhibits, picnic area, hiking trails, nature trails (é).
Activities:Fishing, hiking, guided tours.
Special Features:Reserve is the site of the world's largest mainland breeding colony of northern elephant seals. During the breeding season (mid-December to March), daily access to the reserve is available only via guided walks; reservations are recommended.
Address:c/o Santa Cruz District Office
303 Big Trees Park Rd
Felton, CA 95018

Phone:650-879-2025
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=523
Size: 1,319 acres (reserve); 2,896 acres (undeveloped Año Nuevo State Park).

See other parks in California.
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UC Davis wildlife biologists swabbed the noses of 72 elephant seals over the course of two years at Ano Nuevo State Reserve in San Mateo County and Piedras Blancas in San Simeon.
To investigate, a team led by Yuko Mitani, of the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, fitted six juvenile elephant seals from California's Ano Nuevo State Reserve with data loggers.
Ano Nuevo State Reserve launches new 24-hour high-tech web cam, offers public intimate view of Elephant seal breeding colony to inspire more to conserve.
BOP AND SHOP BY THE BEACH Next time you're cruising home after a day at any beach between Ano Nuevo State Reserve and Half Moon Bay, take a quick 1-mile detour to the San Gregorio General Store--a real locals crossroads in the middle of cow country.
California recently debuted its new one-stop Web site that allows people to make an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles, buy a fishing license, renew a nursing certificate or even watch elephant seals at play at Ano Nuevo State Reserve.
Birds were seen carrying fish in 1982 (presumably back to their offspring on the island; LeValley and Evens 1982), and burrows were documented by Ano Nuevo State Reserve supervising ranger G.
And to Ano Nuevo State Reserve in San Mateo County, where elephant seals come ashore to give birth and mate.
June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- California State Parks and the California State Parks Foundation will webcast the grand opening of the new Ano Nuevo State Reserve Marine Education Center.
One example of a documented change is Ano Nuevo State Reserve, a coastal park north of Santa Cruz famous for its elephant seal tours.
California State Parks Foundation ($50,000): Funds will be used to help build the new Marine Education Center at Ano Nuevo State Reserve to better serve the over 200,000 visitors visiting the park each year, including large numbers of school-aged children from the local area, who visit the park to observe the elephant seals in their natural habitat.
It also comes at a bad time for Ano Nuevo State Reserve in San Mateo County, which is in the midst of the popular elephant seal mating season and for Hearst Castle, which normally sees thousands of visitors during the post-Christmas work lull.
Ano Nuevo State Reserve, 27 miles south of Half Moon Bay off Highway 1.