West Struve Slough. Photo by John Pilge, Summer 2010.


West Struve Slough is a posted area behind barbed wire. West Struve Slough begins near Airport Boulevard, then crosses under Highway 1. It joins with Struve Slough. It is between Lee Road and Highway 1. The area is an ecological reserve. You must obtain permission from the California Department of Fish and Game to enter.


Named for Hans Christian Struve who came to Santa Cruz County in 1858. He was a farmer and merchant.


Not in the major area of the slough. The closest is South Green Valley Road.


No public transportation to the area. No bike paths.


: Watsonville Wetlands Watch map of sloughs.

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