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Border Field State Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Location Imperial Beach, California
Nearest city Imperial Beach, California
Coordinates 32°32′4″N 117°7′22″W / 32.53444°N 117.12278°W / 32.53444; -117.12278Coordinates: 32°32′4″N 117°7′22″W / 32.53444°N 117.12278°W / 32.53444; -117.12278
Governing body California Department of Parks & Recreation

Border Field State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of California, located within the city limits of Imperial Beach, California in San Diego County, adjacent to the United States–Mexico border and the suburb of Playas de Tijuana. Its southwesternmost point is also the southernmost point in the state of California.

Beach at Border Field State Park in San Diego, California (near Imperial Beach). (Tire tracks from Border Patrol jeeps are visible on the beach.)
Mexican family on US side of fence

The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve contains much of Border Field State Park and is an important wildlife habitat. The salt and freshwater marshes give refuge to migrating waterfowl and resident wading birds, such as Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon and pelicans. The park offers hiking, horse trails, surf fishing and birding.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was concluded on February 2, 1848, officially ending the war between the United States and Mexico. It provided that the new international border between the two countries be established by a joint U.S. and Mexican Boundary Commission. Both commissions surveyed and located the initial borderline at Border Field.

Approximately 53,000 people visit the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and Border Field State Park each year.

To the East:
San Ysidro
California State Beaches To the South

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