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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


    The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge offers great waterfowl hunting.


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

    Get Involved--Volunteer!

Featured Wildlife

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

SNWR Complex - Contact Us

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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:

Sacramento is managed as part of the SNWR Complex - Contact Us.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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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Visitor Opportunities

  • Plan Your Visit

    There are lots of things to do at the Sacramento NWR Complex! Birdwatching, photography, hiking and hunting are just a few of the things we have to offer. Find something that is just right for you....

    Plan Your Visit
  • Waterfowl Hunting

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    Find out more about waterfowl hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.

    Hunting on the Complex
  • Sacramento River Hunting

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    The Sacramento River NWR offers a variety of hunting opportunities on our many properties located from Red Bluff to Colusa. Find out more...

    Sacramento River NWR Hunting
  • 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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Steve Emmons
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015
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