The landscape that encompasses Big Bear Lake is enchanting, but equally intriguing are the many creatures that call this area home. While you’re here, take some time to commune with nature and get an inside look at what it takes to make sure endangered animals have a place to call their own for years to come. The Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve is the ideal place to spend an afternoon alongside an array of animals that find refuge in this protected piece of land.
The Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve give guests an opportunity to wander a complex of boardwalks that makes for both educational and safe viewing platforms. This marshland is home to waterfowl and other wildlife that thrive within its protected natural status. Those looking to witness moments of energy and activity for both waterfowl and fish will want to be sure to arrive either in the early morning hours or in the later afternoon.
Located at Big Bear Boulevard and Stanfield Cutoff, the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve is a peaceful place to spend an afternoon and provides easy access points for exploration. The preserve is easily identifiable by the beautiful wooden gazebo that marks a strategic starting point. Minimal parking encourages visitors to show up at staggered times throughout the day and makes for a quiet and serene experience for both the animals that live here and the people looking to make the most of the experience.
When you first arrive, be sure to examine the many information boards that are integrated into the central gazebo. These provide insightful information as to the creature you may encounter and how this area works to maintain a healthy and growing habitat for them to call their own. Beyond the waterfowl that can be viewed, ducks and fish make up an essential component of this diverse ecosystem. A look out into the water reveals a manmade island that was put there to act as a strategic refugee specifically for waterfowl. This placement keeps creatures away from human hands, but close enough to enjoy the view. There’s nothing quite like witnessing the natural world happen without interference and this preserve provides the ultimate opportunity to be a part of an amazing effort in preservation.
After a day exploring the wonderous wildlife at the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve, make sure you’re booked into a vacation home that keeps you close to the natural world you’re here to experience. The team at Big Bear Vacations is happy to help you find a property that provides a sense of seclusion alongside access to those natural wonders you have yet to discover. With homes that come with rustic touches to ultra-modern hideaways, we’ll make sure your vacation matches the vision you have for your Big Bear getaway. Contact us to start planning your next trip.