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Blue Sky Ecological Reserve (Poway) – County/State Preserve

Espola Road
(appx 1/4 mi south of Old Coach Road/Bridlewood Road intersection)
Poway, CA 92064


Hours: Open during daylight hours, 365 days/year


You don’t have to look hard at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve to see two pleasing natural features not seen much in San Diego: huge oak trees and a lake. The 700-acre preserve is also home to a canyon, coastal sage scrub, chapparal-covered hills, wild flowers (in the spring), bird song (all year round), a small seasonal creek (when it rains), and several trails. (Not even nature is perfect, so be on the lookout for snakes and poison oak.) It’s a great place for a natural-style date, which should include a picnic to be enjoyed on a picnic table under the shade of an oak stand or the shores of Lake Poway. There is a small paved parking lot with a map… or, you can pick up a may online or at Lake Poway. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Blue Sky Reserve Pictures:

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Dates Featuring Blue Sky Ecological Reserve:

Nothing But (Truthful) Blue Skies