Border Field State Park

Phone Number

(619) 575-3613

Park Hours

No hours listed.

Dogs Allowed?

Dogs allowed only in parking lot on Monument Mesa and picnic area. Dogs not allowed on roads or trails.

Driving Directions to Border Field SP

The park is located 15 miles south of San Diego via I-5, Dairy Mart and Monument Roads.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Drinking Water Available


The CA State Parks San Diego Coast District Office located at 4477 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92110 will be closed to the public Wednesday, August 4th - Monday, August 9th

Trail Information

The roads and trails in Border Field State Park may be flooded with sewage contaminated water and mud. The wet and muddy areas are closed. Stay on established trails.  Do not walk off-trail or enter closed areas.

Los caminos y senderos en el Parque Estatal Border Field pueden estar inundados con aguas residuales no tratadas y lodo contaminado. Las áreas húmedas y lodosas están cerradas. Manténgase en los senderos establecidos. No se salga del camino ni entre áreas cerradas.

Border Field State Park

Located within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Border Field State Park sits in the very southwestern corner of the United States, 15 miles south of San Diego. This important wildlife habitat, comprised of sand dunes and salt marshes, gives refuge to critically threatened and endangered birds such as the Western Snowy Plover, the California Least Tern, and the Light-footed Ridgway's Rail.

The park provides restrooms, picnic areas, barbecues, horse corrals, interpretive displays, and scenic views across the beach and estuary. Visitors enjoy hiking, horseback riding, photography, and bird watching along the 1.5 mile stretch of beach and inland trails. The Park does not recommend swimming or wading, due to hazardous conditions, such as inshore holes, rip currents, and the lack of lifeguard service within the Park. 

Border Monument number 258 can be viewed from Monument Mesa, however there is no close access because it is now behind two border fences. You can still see the bunkers which were leftover from World War II. Read more about the history of this area.

Access to the Border Monument at Friendship Circle

Friendship Park is currently closed. For more information, please contact the Border Patrol Public Information Office: 619-216-4182.

Park Rules and Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions


If you are new to the area, or if you just haven’t ventured this far south, you will have a unique experience where these two countries meet. It is interesting and educational but more than that, it is a delightful way to spend an active or relaxing day surrounded by the breeze and the beauty of the sea.

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