• Blue Heron Trails

    Blue Heron Trails

    Discover wildlife right in your own backyard!

    Blue Heron Trails

  • Refuge Gallery

    Refuge Gallery

    Browse some great photos to see what life is like on the refuge...

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Refuge Updates

Paddle Tours CANCELLED until further notice

An algal bloom is occurring throughout the Stone Lakes Basin. The blue-green algae is producing low levels of toxins that are known to be harmful to humans and pets. The Refuge staff are working with the State Water Quality Board and the FWS Natural Resource Program Center's Wildlife Health Office on monitoring the algal bloom and taking precautions to protect the public and Refuge resources. All paddle tours have been canceled until the algae bloom subsides and the water has been determined safe.

Wildlife Observation Paddle Tours

Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

Baby bird

The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. Please contact the Wildlife Care Association at 916-965-WILD(9453). Thanks for caring about Sacramento's wildlife!

Wildlife Care Association

Is My Fish Safe to Eat?


Several health advisories are in effect for the human consumption of fish from the Delta due to mercury or other toxic chemicals. Play it safe and learn the eating guidelines...

Fish Advisories
Federal Land Passes

"America the Beautiful" Passes

America the Beautiful Pass

The refuge does not sell passes. To purchase an America the Beautiful federal lands pass, please visit the BLM office at: 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 978-4400. Or visit: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

Permits and Passes

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