The West is Still Wild!

Animal Encounters

Lake Jennings is a great destination for the serious and casual wildlife viewer and photographer. The rolling hills, the lake, the coastal sage, and the riparian areas provide a diversity of habitats in a small area. Animal sightings are common. Deer abound around the lake and readily can be seen around the lake virtually any early morning or late evening. The same areas will have bobcats, coyotes, skunks and raccoons, providing better entertainment than can be seen on any TV nature shows! These animals are wild, yet they’re used to people watching from a distance.

Don’t forget your camera. This is a great area, close to San Diego, for wildlife viewing!

Bird Watching

A Rare Bird Takes Flight

Bird watchers are drawn to Lake Jennings because of the variety of birds from chaparral and aquatic habitats that can be seen. In fact, San Diego County has recorded over 475 bird species, more than any other county in the U.S.

The following is a checklist of birds seen at Lake Jennings. View a printable version of the list.