Plan Your Visit
Although the refuge is closed to the public, large portions of Bitter Creek NWR can be seen from Hudson Ranch Road, which bisects the refuge. The refuge encompasses the rolling foothills between the San Joaquin Valley and the coastal mountain range. Approximately two-thirds of the refuge is open grassland, providing valuable foraging habitat for California condors. Refuge visitors along Cerro Noroeste Road may glimpse California condors soaring on warm thermal air currents or perched on steep hillsides, mule deer, tule elk, California quail, golden eagle, and occasionally greater roadrunner, and owls.