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El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach

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Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
El Dorado Nature Center

Photography Policy

Due to the sensitive habitat at El Dorado Nature Center, and to protect the integrity of the trail system, only informal “vacation style” photography and videography is allowed.

Any photography/videography that is staged, posed, uses props, lights, reflectors or costumes is prohibited inside the Nature Center.

Visitors photographing off trails, in trees, lakes or stream, or blocking the trail from general patron use, will be asked to stop and possibly leave the Center.

Thank You,

Nature Center Staff

Paid Professional Photography is allowed across the

street in the Regional Park, within the guidelines of

City Ordinance 16.16.060 (B)

16.16.060 (B) Sale or Solicitation Permit

No person shall offer, provide, sell, rent or solicit for sale or rent any goods, equipment, merchandise, food, beverage, service or instruction in, at or from any public park or place under the jurisdiction of the recreation commission or on either side of streets contiguous therewith without first obtaining a permit to do so from the director of the department of parks and recreation
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  • Our neighbors with a park seasonal pass invited me to a morning hike at the El Dorado Park, located practically alongside the 605 freeway with traffic zooming by. It felt like stepping into another...  more »
  • The El Dorado Nature Center is a great place to just come out, enjoy what nature has to offer. You have the option to do a 1 mile trail or 2 mile trail. Not that many switchbacks, the trails are...  more »
  • I visited this place about 10 years ago just before closing. Just went this past weekend and they've upgraded the entrance, the facilities and the Visitor Center and everything just looks so great! Very clean, no trash and all the visitors were friendly. Nice hike around the lower lake and then some. Beautiful day, beautiful nature!
  • I love the place. Today was a good day with perfect weather for just sitting and enjoying nature. There were some little blue mayflies that came and kept me company today.

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