Drive the auto tour, take photos, watch wildlife, go for a hike, or hunt waterfowl.
Visit - Plan Your Visit
Learn more about how the drought is affecting the Complex and how it might affect your visit.
The Colusa National Wildlife Refuge offers great waterfowl hunting. Visit the main Sacramento NWR hunt page for more information.
Hunting on the Sacramento Valley Refuges
Tule Greater White-fronted Geese
Tules are one of the two subspecies that winter in CA. They winter mostly in the area on and near the Sacramento, Delevan, and Colusa NWRs.
Check out the Complex's wildlife
Wood ducks typically nest in holes of trees but duck boxes can also provide a great nesting site. Colusa NWR is a great place to spot wood ducks in the spring and summer. Walk quietly on the trail and you might see them!Visit Sacramento NWR's wildlife page
About the Complex
The Complex headquarters are located at Sacramento NWR, in Willows, CA.
CONTACT US: Sacramento NWRC, 752 County Rd 99W, Willows CA 95988. Phone:(530)934-2801. Email: email@example.com
Colusa is managed as part of the SNWR Complex - Contact Us.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
There are lots of things to do at Colusa NWR and at the other refuges of the Sacramento NWR Complex! Birdwatching, photography, hiking and hunting are just a few of the activities we have to offer. Find something that is just right for you....Plan Your Visit
Find out more about waterfowl hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.Hunting on the Complex
For the wildlife viewing area: from Colusa, drive one-half mile west on Highway 20 to the Refuge entrance. From Williams, exit Interstate 5 on exit 578 for Highway 20 Clear Lake/Colusa turn east. Travel approximately six miles on Highway 20 to graveled Ohair Road.
For hunting area: visit the map page belowclick here to find: Directional Maps to Refuge and to Hunter Check Station
Just can't get enough of your favorite Refuge?Come support our Refuges by volunteering!Get Involved--Volunteer!
Did you know?
Often small groups of northern shovelers bring food to the surface by swimming rapidly in a circle while swinging their bills side to side. They strain aquatic vegetation, plankton, and tiny invertebrates through the comblike edges of their shovel-shaped bill.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Mike Peters
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015