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Visitor Activities Collage

The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex offers a wide variety of recreational activities for visitors.

  • Plan Your Visit

    View wildlife

    If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, visit the Complex! Drive one of the auto tours or take a hike along a trail to spot some of the wildlife of the Sacramento Valley. Learn more about planning your visit, seeing wildlife, and more.

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  • Hunting

    Delevan Check Station

    Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage. Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciation of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs.

    As practiced on refuges, hunting does not pose a threat to wildlife populations, and in some instances are necessary for sound wildlife management.

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  • Environmental Education

    Owl Prowl with skull

    Thousands of students and youth participate in educational programs every year. Refuges are wild places, and we want to teach you more about them! Visit the Sacramento NWR's educators page.

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  • Weekend Programs

    Jr Refuge Firefighter Day

    From self-guided walks to naturalist-led programs, the Complex provides opportunities for visitors of all ages learn more about the wildlife and habitat. Visit the Sacramento NWR's event page.

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  • Photography

    Young Photographer Sac Platform

    Refuges provide enhanced opportunities to photograph wildlife in natural habitats by providing platforms, brochures, interpreters, viewing areas, and tour routes. Visit the Sacramento NWR's photography page.

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  • Hiking

    Wetlands Walk Trail Sign

    The Complex has a variety of trails through different habitats.

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  • Geocaching

    Child Geocaching

    Combine nature and technology on our high-tech scavenger hunt.

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  • Fishing

    Packer Unit

    Fishing is only available on the Packer Unit of the Sacramento River NWR and on the Sacramento River.

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Page Photo Credits — L. Haller/USFWS, Erv Nichols, USFWS
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2013
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