Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Discover what birds were recently seen at the refuge using the eBird Trail Tracker.

    Recently Seen Birds

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    Refuge Gallery

    View images from San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Photo Gallery

News & Information

Recreational Activities


There are many recreation opportunities at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge from wildlife watching to fishing to paddling a canoe.

Visitor Activities

Driving Directions

Trying to get information but your GPS unit isn't cooperating? Go to Driving Directions page for directions to the unit you want to visit.


Distance Learning for 2021

Distance Learning Unit now available for teachers, parents, and community members! Activities incorporate a variety of learning tools and techniques to engage students and children in grades K-6. Choose one or choose them all!

Distance Learning: Fall/Winter 2020/2021

Temporary Trail Closure at Sears Point


We will be closing the Eliot Trail and Dickson Trail for levee maintenance starting early August through December 2021.

Trail Map

About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read 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.

Learn more about the NWRS