The Dominguez Gap is an area in North Long Beach where two
side-channel wetlands parallel the Los Angeles River from
just upstream of the 405 Freeway to upstream of Compton
Creek. This walk showcases only the 30-acre east basin. A
similar 14-acre basin exists on the west side of the river,
but it's difficult to access. Though the river itself is
contained in a concrete-lined channel, the wetlands support
seasonal bird populations. It is generally better seen at
the wetter times of the year, winter through early summer.
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11 Scenic Bike Rides with No Cars!
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Public art on or about the LA River has taken the form of
sculpture, poetry, murals, graffiti, mosaics, and
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Twenty-seven bridges currently span the LA River, from its
origin in San Fernando Valley to its terminus in Long Beach.
These structures constitute one of the largest
concentrations of National Register-eligible bridges in the
nation. In 2007, the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission
declared thirteen of them, which were built between 1900 and
1938, as cultural monuments.
As soon as wagons rolled into the dusty pueblo of Los
Angeles, the need for bridges to traverse the LA River
arose. The early wooden bridges were replaced in the late
1800’s by metal truss bridges, as this 1894 aerial
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Fishing on the LA River?
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*Sepulveda Basin: Lake Balboa*
The lake has stocked fish and easy access.
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A fish study commissioned in 2007 by Friends of the LA
River (FoLAR) collected fish samples at four sites in the
Glendale Narrows and found results similar to a 1993 NHM
study. During two different samplings, the biologists caught
1214 individual fish: 668 mosquitofish, 271 tilapia, 92
green sunfish, 83 fathead minnow, 58 carp, 24 black
bullhead, seven Amazon sailfin catfish and one largemouth
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For thousands of years, native tribes have fished for at
least seven species of native fish from the River. Two were
eel-like species called "lampreys" -- the Pacific lamprey
and the Pacific brook lamprey. Four were minnow-like
species, including the Santa Ana sucker, the unarmored
threespine stickleback, the arroyo chub, and the speckled
dace. The river also supported a run of southern steelhead,
large, ocean-going trout that would enter the river during
mid-winter rains in order to spawn.
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Like our beaches and mountains, the Los Angeles River can be
a safe and wonderful place to enjoy a variety of
recreational opportunities. It’s 52 miles long, at times
unpatrolled and, despite its concrete coating, always wild.
It’s an unpredictable place where Mother Nature and urban
crime can sometimes conspire to cause accidents and
scares. So when you visit the River, be smart and be
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*Glendale Narrows / Elysian Valley Bike
Path.*[[sitetree_link id=117]] This 10-mile path is
notable for its centralized location, intimate views of the
natural river, easy connections to other great rides, and
the urban diversity along the route.
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