Keeping Nature Close with the Wetlands
Campland on the Bay is adjacent to the wetlands of the Kendall-Frost Reserve. You can camp on a site overlooking the scenic preserve.
Birding enthusiasts may see Snowy Egrets, Black-crowned Night herons, Least herons and Ospreys. Two endangered species depend entirely on this marsh:
- the Light-footed Clapper Rail
- the Belding's Savannah Sparrow
If you want to identify the birds you see, there is a free app that's easy to use: http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
History of the Kendall-Frost Reserve
In 1952, Lena Kendall donated 9 acres of salt marsh followed by a donation of an adjoining parcel by the A. H. Frost estate. Today, the Kendall-Frost Reserve protects 16 acres of salt marsh next to the Northern Wildlife Preserve owned by the City of San Diego. Natural habitats include restored coastal sage scrub, south coastal salt marsh, tidal channels, salt flats, mudflats, sand spit, and eelgrass beds.
Wildlife is Protected at Campland on the Bay
- Ducks, stray cats and other wildlife are on "mother nature's" diet. It is against Campland rules to feed the wildlife. RULES & REGULATIONS
- The animals may be admired but not handled. It is a felony to harm, harass or disturb wildlife, and is subject to a $20,000.00 fine and/or imprisonment (SEC. 597 CA STATE PENAL CODE).!