Visitor Activities

Modoc Sunrise

"There is a new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer." 

-Calvin Coolidge 

  • Hunting

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    Modoc National Wildlife Refuge provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation.  Click here to find out more about hunting at Modoc NWR.

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  • Fishing

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    Fishing is only allowed at Dorris reservoir during specific months out of the year. The reservoir can be a productive fishery, especially for warmwater species like crappie and bass. Click below for more regulations regarding Dorris reservoir. 


    Dorris Reservoir Regulations and Visitors Map 

  • Wildlife Viewing and Photography

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    Modoc National Wildlife Refuge offers excellent opportunities for viewing and photography of wildlife. Check out the link below for information about what you might see and the best times and places to plan your visit.

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  • Refuge Visitor Center

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    See wild creatures up close and personal in the Modoc NWR Visitors Center. Here you will find a number of mounted specimens representing many of the species of animals that can be found at Modoc. In addition you can have questions answered personally by staff members, and if you're interested learn about the Refuge's history.  

  • Environmental Education

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    The refuge invites educational classes to join us for field trips in the spring and fall. Refuge staff may also make trips to local schools to give lessons about the refuge and it's flora and fauna. Contact us at (530) 233-3572 to learn more about our environmental education program.