Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

Refuge Updates

Sandhill Cranes are back! Come Meet Your Wild Neighbors...

Sandhill Cranes

...on a docent guided walk! Learn about our distant fall and winter migratory visitors, such as Sandhill cranes and colorful waterfowl along seasonal wetlands.

Wildlife Observation Guided Walks

2018/19 Waterfowl Season

Hunting

Now accepting applications for the 2018/19 Waterfowl Season.

Waterfowl Hunting
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

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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