The UC Natural Reserve System protects over 135,000 acres of land in California for research and educational purposes. Most (not all) reserves have restricted access, meaning you either need to go with an organized group or apply for entrance. Each and every one of them is a very special place and well worth a visit for some outdoor fun.

UC Davis Reserves

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Bodega Marine Reserve
Eagle Lake Field Station
Jepson Prairie Reserve
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve

Other notable reserves