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.


Refuge Updates

Blue Heron Trails is OPEN

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Stretch your legs while getting some fresh air and listening to chattering birds at Blue Heron Trails. This free environmental education site is open to the public daily from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Blue Heron Trails

Open For Public Comment

A draft environmental assessment (EA) and Minor Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) Revision for the Stone Lakes Restoration Project is now available for public review. The EA and Minor CCP Revision are available for public review through July 31, 2021. Comments may be submitted by email to: fw8plancomments@fws.gov. In the subject line of the email, please indicate “EA for Stone Lakes Restoration.” Substantive comments received on the draft document will be used to prepare the final EA.

Link to Draft EA and CCP Revision

Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

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Stone Lakes NWR 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
Federal Land Passes

"America the Beautiful" Passes

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Stone Lakes NWR does not sell Federal 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. For more information or to purchase online, visit: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

America the Beautiful Passes

Delta Fish Advisory

Is My Fish Safe to Eat?

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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

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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