One of California's premier waterfowl refuges. Waterfowl are present from September through March. View hundreds of thousands of geese and ducks from November through January. Many other birds and mammals provide year-round viewing.
10,819 acres of seasonal marsh, permanent ponds, and uplands in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. Numerous recreation opportunities are available. Leisurely enjoy a wildlife exhibit, bookstore, and Discovery Room in the Visitor Center. The Center is open everyday from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. November through February and weekdays only the rest of the year. Interpretive kiosks, benches and restrooms are located outside the Center making, them available year-round. Travel the six-mile auto tour and two-mile walking trail, which meander along marshes and riparian areas. On a separate area of the Refuge, waterfowl and pheasant hunting are permitted seasonally. Call (530) 934-7774 to hear a recorded message about current waterfowl populations and public use information. (Justine Belson/USFWS)
April 4, 2014
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