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  • Drought

    Learn more about how the drought is affecting the Complex and how it might affect your visit.

    Drought Information

  • Come visit!

    Drive the auto tour, go for a hike, hunt waterfowl, or stop in the visitor center. There is a lot to do at the refuge.

    Visit - Plan Your Visit

  • 218 Hunter with decoys

    Hunting

    The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge offers great waterfowl hunting.

    Hunting

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    Volunteer!

    The refuge is now recruiting volunteers for the fall/winter season. Find out more.

    Get Involved--Volunteer!

Info

Found a baby bird or injured wildlife?

Injured Wildlife Western Kingbird

The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. In Butte, Glenn, and Colusa Counties the Valley Oak Veterinary Center on Dr MLK Parkway in Chico accepts wildlife. In the Sacramento metropolitan area contact the Wildlife Care Association at 916-965-WILD(9453).

See a list of rehabilitators in CA

About the Complex

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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The Complex headquarters are located at Sacramento NWR, in Willows, CA.

Sacramento is managed as part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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  • Directions

    Located ~75 minutes north of Sacramento, next to Interstate 5. For northbound travelers, exit I-5 at Road 68/Princeton (Exit #595). Turn right at the stop sign. Next, turn north (left) at the Road 68 and Highway 99W interchange and travel ~1.5 miles on 99W to the entrance. For southbound travelers, exit I-5 at Road 57 (Exit #601). Turn east over the offramp to Highway 99W. Turn south (right) on 99W and drive ~4.5 miles to the entrance. *Putting the mailing address in most digital maps/GPS will send you to the wrong location.

    click here for Directional Maps to Refuge and to Hunter Check Station
  • Contact Us

    Sacramento NWRC; 752 County Rd 99W; Willows, CA 95988; 530/934-2801 Fax: 530/934-7814 sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Steve Emmons
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2014
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