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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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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

Revitalizing a Marsh


Levees at Tubbs Islands have been breached to create wildlife habitat. Five years of monitoring begins!

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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