Self-Guided Tour

Self Guided tour

The reserve is an excellent place to see unique wildlife and habitats.  Explore these habitats along a two-mile loop trail or visit smaller sections at a time.  Along this trail you’ll find 19 interpretive signs with associated downloadable podcasts that provide additional information.  Two turnouts along Slough Road provide parking for birdwatching on the Devereux Slough. Visit the Natural Resources page to see a photographic field guide of most species found in the reserve. Self-guided tours by individuals do not require a reservation.  Group tours require a reservation on

Tour map

Kelp Forest

Recent Cultural History

The Chuma

Coal Oil Point Reserve

The Santa Barbara Channel

Western Snowy Plover

Beach Ecosystem

Coastal Dunes

Dune Swale Pond

Salt Marsh

Coastal Dunes

Habitat Restoration


Coal Oil Point Reserve II

Global Climate Change

Devereux Watershed

Devereux Slough

Vernal Pools


Coastal Sage Scrub