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Nature Centers

RivCoParks offers three nature centers that will inspire you and your family to enjoy the natural beauty of our county parks! Outdoor nature education programs, special events, trails, nature museums, environment and wildlife lectures, and opportunities for hands-on learning are offered year round at our nature centers. Come join us in protecting and enjoying our scenic places.

Discover the wonder of our unique ecosystems

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Riverside, CA

  • 1500 acre wildlife area

  • 25 miles hiking & equestrian trails

  • Santa Ana River Trail access

  • Nature Camps/Summer Day Camps

  • Scout Programs


Murrieta, CA

  • 9000 acre ecological reserve

  • Hiking, biking, equestrian trails

  • Nature education & tours

  • 3rd grade field trips

  • Historic adobe structures from the 1800's


Idyllwild, CA

  • San Jacinto Mountain ecology, flora and fauna

  • Cahuilla native culture and history education

  • Guided tours and hikes

  • Popular seasonal events and winter snow play