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Sacramento River NWR Visitor Activities

Spotted Towhee by Steve EmmonsSacramento River NWR offers a wide variety of opportunties for visitors including wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, hunting, fishing, interpretation, and education. For additional opportunities on the Complex, visit the Sacramento NWR's visitor activities webpage.

Read each unit's brochure for details on boundaries, rules, and regulations (see table below). Areas are for day use only, open from 2 hours before legal sunrise to 1.5 hours after legal sunset. Only boat access to gravel bars is allowed other hours. Access to the majority of the units is by boat. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leash except for authorized hunting activities under the immediate control of a licensed hunter. For more information, contact the Complex by phone at 530-934-2801 or by email at sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov

Safety:

These areas are natural and wild! You may encounter ticks, mosquitoes, wasps, yellow-jackets, bees, poison oak, stinging nettle, poison hemlock, rattle snakes, wild hogs, and mountain lions.  See the Hunting Questions, General Information, and Safety page for safety tips while visiting Sacramento River NWR.

Hunting:

For more information on hunting, visit the Sacramento River NWR Hunting page.

Summary of Recreational Opportunities:

Units are listed from north to south. Click on the unit's name to view the brochure/map. Click here to view maps/properties belonging to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife which in some cases are the neighboring property.

Units Open    to Public Access 

Hunting

Boat or Car Access

Hiking Trail

Picnic Table

Bicycles **

  
Blackberry

 

B

       
La Barranca

X

B

       
Todd Island

X

B

       
Mooney

X*

B

       
Ohm

X*

B

       
Flynn

X

B

       
Heron Island

X

B

       
Rio Vista 

X

B & C

X

X

X**

 
Foster Island 

X

B

       

Pine Creek 

X

B & C

X

X

X**

 
Capay 

X

B & C

X

 

X**

 
Phelan Island 

X

B

       
Jacinto 

X

B

       
Dead Man's Reach

X

B

       
Ord Bend

 

C

X

X

   
South Ord

X

B

       
Llano Seco Island 1 

X

B

       
Llano Seco Island 2 

X

B

       
Sul Norte 

X

B & C

X

X

X**

 
Codora

X*

B & C

X

 

X**

 
Packer  

 

B & C

X

 

X**

 
Afton

X

B

       
Drumheller North 

X

B & C

X

 

X**

 
Drumheller Slough 

X

B & C

X

 

X**

 
Bogg's Bend

X

B & C

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* = Mooney and Ohm see brochure for details on special hunting rules
* = Codora - hunting open only to junior hunters, on weekends only. See brochure.
** = Bicycles allowed on trail only from May 15 - August 15

 

 

Page Photo Credits

Steve Emmons

 

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014
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