Areas of Interest
Sutter National Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife: Waterfowl are present September through April, peaking during February and March. Many birds and mammals are year-round residents.
Habitat: 2,591 acres comprised of seasonal marsh, permanent ponds, and uplands.
Recreation: Enjoy limited wildlife viewing and photography opportunities from Hughes Road, which bisects the Refuge. Waterfowl and pheasant hunting are permitted seasonally. Hiking trails for wildlife observation and photography are open seasonally from February through June with access from a parking area with a kiosk off the Bypass Levee (see map on the brochure above).
Spring Wildlife Viewing Areas and Trail Open February 15 - June 30
Directions: From Yuba City, travel south on Highway 99E approximately six miles to Oswald Road. Turn west and proceed five and one-half miles to Schlag Road. Travel north on Schlag Road for about one-eight of a mile, turn west onto Hughes Road, which bisects the Refuge. For access to the hiking trails (April-June) or the hunting check station, turn left onto the Bypass Levee and follow several miles. The parking area for the hiking area will be on the left (off the levee) at the very southern end of the Refuge (you will see a Refuge gate and kiosk). See the brochure link above for a map.
Sacramento NWR Complex
752 County Road 99W, Willows, CA 95988
Phone: (530) 934-2801; Fax: (530) 934-7814
24-hour Information: (530) 934-7774
TTY: (530) 934-7135
November 30, 2012