Nature Center Hours:

Closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day, Easter.

Tue-Sun, 8am-5pm
*No Trail entry after 4:30 pm.

Visitors Center:
Tue-Sun, 8:30am-4pm
Phone Number (562) 570-1745

El Dorado Regional Park- Annual Parking Pass:

$65 Regular 
$40 Senior 50+/ Disabled/ Veterans (Proof of service - Department of Defense ID Card or Proof of Military Service Form (DD 214) must be presented upon purchase)
Cash, Credit Card, Check accepted

Vehicle Entrance Fees

Cash and Credit Cards accepted
Pedestrians and Bicyclists Do Not Pay Vehicle Entrance Fee

Weekday - $6
Friday - $7
Weekend - $8
Holiday - $9

School Bus - $30
Charter Bus - $35 

RV/Truck and Trailer Fee:

Weekday - $11
Weekend - $15
Holiday - $21

Major Holidays * Holiday rate includes the following days: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day weekend (Sat, Sun & Mon), July 4th, Labor Day weekend (Sat, Sun & Mon), Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Purchase passes at El Dorado Nature Center Visitors Center

7550 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 570-1745
Tues-Sun  8:30am-4pm


605 Southbound

Exit Spring Street. Turn left at first light into Nature Center entrance.

605 Northbound

Exit at Willow/Katella. Take Willow Westbound. Turn right on Studebaker Road, turn right on Spring Street. Turn right at Nature Center entrance.

405 Northbound

Exit Palo Verde Avenue, turn right. Turn right on Spring Street. Turn right at Nature Center entrance.

405 Southbound

Exit Studebaker (North), turn left. Turn right on Spring Street. Turn right at Nature Center entrance.


Program Reservations and General Information:

(562) 570-1745

Public Transportation

logo_bugThe Nature Center is now accessible by Long Beach Transit.
Bus route 104 runs weekdays & weekends.


Please help us preserve habitat by:

  • staying on the trails
  • keeping wildlife healthy - no feeding
  • leaving things in their place - no collecting or fishing
  • not smoking
  • leaving pets and bikes outside of nature center grounds
  • walking, not jogging on trails


El Dorado Nature Center Photography Policy

Due to the sensitive habitat at El Dorado Nature Center, and to protect the integrity of the trail system, only informal "vacation style" photography and videography is allowed.

Any photography or videography that is staged or posed or uses props, lights, reflectors, or costumes is prohibited. Visitors photographing off-trail, in trees, lakes or stream, or blocking the trail from general patron use, will be asked to stop and possibly leave the Center.

Thank you for protecting this valuable resource and wildlife sanctuary.