Agua Hedionda Lagoon, also known as the Carlsbad Lagoon, is only 36 miles north of the San Diego Natural History Museum. The lagoon is comprised of three bodies of water interconnected by narrow waterways. The outer lagoon is 66 acres and nearest the Pacific Ocean while the 27-acre middle lagoon houses the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Aquatic Park. The largest, inner lagoon, is a 295-acre body of water extending southeast where boating and permitted crafts may recreate.
features 400 acres available for hiking, swimming, recreational boating, sailing,
kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing in permitted areas. An oyster and mussel
aquaculture facility and a white-sea bass hatchery also reside at Agua Hedionda
Lagoon. It is a saltwater watershed and wetland habitat available for
year-round recreational use.
To visit or
get involved with Agua Hedionda Lagoon please visit the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center or call 760.804.1969.
Did you know? In 2000 the Agua Hedionda Lagoon was
designated as a critical habitat for the federally protected Tidewater Goby
PHOTO CREDIT: City of Carlsbad