Fort Ord National Monument
Laguna Seca RV Park backs up to the Mazda Speedway on one side and the Fort Ord National Monument on another, making this park perfect for outdoor activities.
Home to 35 species of rare flora & fauna, this undeveloped 14,658 acres of wildland offers over 80 miles of trails for hiking, biking, taking wildlife photos, riding your horse or walking your dog. (leash required).
You may catch a glimpse of a badger, mountain lion, or golden eagle! You may also see black-tailed deer, turkeys, bobcats, coyotes, gopher snakes, red tailed hawks, Canada geese, coast horned lizards, or California quail.Fort Ord
is a former United States Army
post on Monterey Bay
of the Pacific Ocean
coast in California
, which closed in 1994. When Fort Ord was converted to civilian use, space was set aside for the first nature reserve
in the United States
created for conservation of an insect! It was the Smith's blue butterfly
that caused the set aside. Other endangered species are found on Fort Ord including; Contra Costa goldfields
and the threatened California Tiger Salamander
Junior Explorer Field Guidehttp://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ca/pdf/hollister.Par.63805.File.dat
Interactive Map with Trailshttp://www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/stateUnitFullScreenMaps/caFortOrd_FullScreen.html
Be aware mountain lions are present.
It is important to keep children and small animals within sight. If you come in contact with a mountain lion, do not run. Try to appear as large and loud as possible -- raise your hands. Pick up small children and avoid bending over or crouching. Fight back if attacked. Report any mountain lion sightings to the California Department of Fish and Game 24-hours a day at (916) 445-0045 or (831) 848-2576.