Border Field State Park

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Border Field State Park

Location:15 miles south of San Diego via I-5, Dairy Mart Road, and Monument Road.
Facilities:Picnic areas, trails (é), restrooms (é), visitor center (3 miles north in Imperial Beach), exhibits (é).
Activities:Surf fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, birding.
Special Features:Located in the extreme southwest corner of the continental United States, park includes an obelisk set into the border fence that marks the international boundary established with Mexico by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. The park contains much of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Reserve, an important wildlife habitat. The salt and freshwater marshes provide refuge for several species of migrating waterfowl and resident wading birds, including the black-necked stilt, avocet, teal, American widgeon, and pelican.
Address:c/o San Diego Coast District Office
4477 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92110

Size: 1,310 acres.

See other parks in California.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Many of those eagerly pursuing their dreams of a promised land continued West before they arrived at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach, California, RT reported.
Part of Border Field State Park in the southwest corner of San Diego County, Friendship Park is known for "pinky kisses" shared between family members separated by the fence.
A US Border Patrol agent escorts a family through the secondary fence back to Border Field State Park, San Diego, after visiting people in Friendship Park, Tijuana, along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana.
The embargo culminated an ongoing conflict in which editors of the online encyclopedia persistently hunted down and deleted any discovered images of California shoreline (from Pelican State Beach in the north to Border Field State Park in the south) that Horvitz had posted to the public beaches' Wikipedia entries over the past three years.
Illegal immigrants have also taken to the sea to swim around the existing barrier to Border Field State Park in southern California.
side, a small cluster of spectators gathered on a rise overlooking the fence, perhaps drawn by the noisy spectacle taking place on the Mexican side, or perhaps attracted by the news that a "human cannonball" was poised to sail more than one hundred feet over the fence, from Playas de Tijuana to California's Border Field State Park.
Students from Point Loma Nazarene University prepared luminarias, paper sacks filled with sand and tea candles, to set along the sea wall at Border Field State Park. As dusk drew near, they lit the candies.
Houston, a US citizen, is awaiting sentencing in San Diego federal court on a drug smuggling conviction - a fact that the Border Patrol says it did not know when it ran a background check on him clearing him to participate in the cross-border event at Border Field State Park.
Located atop Monument Mesa, Friendship Circle is inside Border Field State Park. People have gathered there since the US-Mexico Boundary Commission first met at the location in 1849, at the end of the US-Mexico War.

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