Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary
13003 Wildcat Canyon Rd.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Nature Preserve: Birding, Hike, Picnic, Walk
Open Sundays, October-July. The 785-acre Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Lakeside, is owned and maintained by San Diego Audubon. Its purpose is to preserve in as complete and natural a state as possible a prime area of coastal chaparral and riparian woodland. It is available for hiking, guided walks, bird watching, passive research, and education. The Sanctuary is open to visitors from 9am to 4pm on Sundays. Silverwood is closed during the months of August and September due to fire danger. When the Sanctuary is open to public visitation, our Frank Gander Nature Education Center will also be open. Guided walking tours are offered every Sunday at 10am and 1:30pm, except from July through September due to the summer heat.