Old Mission Dam

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Water has always been a scarce resource in Southern California. Early Spanish settlers attempted to solve the water shortage by building this dam, one of the earliest large-scale irrigation projects in the West. Located inside Mission Trails Regional Park, today the dam is a peaceful spot for bird-watching and a starting point for several hikes, including the historic Father Junipero Serra Trail.

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Hikes • History • Scenic