Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Silverado

#20 of 31 in Wildlife in Orange County
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit nature reserve on the Santa Ana Mountains in Orange County, California in the United States. It is located near the end of Modjeska Canyon, at the foot of Modjeska Peak, and adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest. The Sanctuary is owned and operated by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The nearest community is the city of Lake Forest.

The Sanctuary serves as a research center for CSUF students, faculty and others. Tucker is open to the public to enjoy and learn about the local wildlife and natural habitat in the Southern California canyon area.
Tucker's facilities include a small natural history museum and interpretive center, two ponds, a bird observation porch and feeders, relaxing patio and picnic areas, a small amphitheatre, a caretaker's house, hiking trails, a gift shop, restrooms and a visitor parking lot.
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  • A very good place to visit if you love bird watching and hiking and admission is free. The bird sanctuary is well maintained and there are many birds flying around freely. you can even see groups of....  more »
  • I love taking. Y grandchildren to the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the perfect place to see animals close up and personal. Our favorite part is sitting in the bird observation area and watching...  more »
  • Quaint, nature preserve that is tucked way back past the unique homes that lie on both sides of the narrow road to getting there. The volunteers at the epicenter/museum are very friendly & knowledgable too!
  • My boys (1.5 & 4) loved walking through here and spotting wildlife. Great family day out

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