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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

The ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a 12 acre wildlife sanctuary located in Modjeska Canyon. It includes a natural history museum, trails, and a bird observation deck. It’s a great place to quietly observe nature! Join our email list HERE to be informed of upcoming programs and vents at Tucker. For general questions about Tucker, email Wendy.

Interested in volunteering at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary? Please apply HERE.


Will you help an injured/orphaned animal I found? The ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is not a wildlife rehabilitation center. For a list of Orange County wildlife rehabilitation centers, click HERE.

Can I bring my dog inside Tucker? No, to protect the wildlife we do not allow dogs within the Sanctuary. This is because dogs leave scent and excrement as well as cause loud noises which scare off the wild foxes and other animals who call Tucker home.

When is Tucker open? Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 3PM. Our Chaparral Trail and picnic area are open for use by the public at any time, as is the adjacent Cleveland National Forest. Please remember to abide by our Zero Waste Policy and pack out your trash.

We are scheduling scout programs and school field trip programs as well. To schedule a program email Mindy. Community members interested in learning more about Tucker should sign up on the ENC’s Tucker email list to be informed of future programs, volunteer and employment opportunities.

Parking: Limited parking is available. Parking does get more challenging on the weekends, and “drop in” Tucker guests will be able to park on a first come first served basis, unfortunately competing for space with those using the Harding Truck Trail. Reserved parking for registered program participants is available if the public parking area is full.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available on site, and are restricted to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary visitors.

Fees: Currently there is no plan to charge a fee to visit Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary on your own, but donations are appreciated. Programs have fees associated with them. Sign up for our email list, HERE, to be informed of scheduled programs, or check our Events Calendar.

Public Hours:
Saturday, 10AM – 3PM
Sunday, 10AM – 3PM

ENC Member ONLY Hours 
Monday – Friday, 2-5PM*

* Closed December 21, 2022

Questions? email us!

29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd
Silverado, CA 92676

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