Features

  • Blue Heron Trails CLOSED Thursday, September 19th, for maintenance

    Blue Heron Trails will be CLOSED for routine maintenance on Thursday, September 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Hunting

    Waterfowl Season 2019-20

    Now accepting applications for the 2019-20 season

    Waterfowl Hunting Process and Applications

  • kayaking

    Get Your Paddle On!

    Summer wildlife paddle tours June through September on the refuge...

    Let's Go Paddling!

  • 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

Blue Heron Trails CLOSED Thursday, September 19th, for maintenance

Blue Heron Trails will be CLOSED for routine maintenance on Thursday, September 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2019/20 Waterfowl Season

Hunting

Now accepting applications for the 2019/20 Waterfowl Season.

Waterfowl Hunting

Open House, November 17th, "Brunch with the Birds"

Cranes flying

Join the fun at our Friends group open house "Brunch with the Birds" on Sunday, November 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Blue Heron Trails. Mingle with friends and staff while enjoying the return of the migratory birds for the fall and winter. Free event, rain or shine.

Brunch with the Birds 2019 flyer - 536 KB

Is My Fish Safe to Eat?

Bass

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

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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