• Blue Heron Trails

    Blue Heron Trails

    Discover wildlife right in your own backyard!

    Blue Heron Trails

  • Docent Tour

    Docent Guided Walks

    Get a behind the scenes tour with one of our docent guided walks...

    Learn More

  • Hunting

    Waterfowl Season 2018-19

    Now accepting applications for the 2018-19 season

    Waterfowl Hunting Rules and Reservations

  • kayaking

    Get Your Paddle On!

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

    Let's Go Paddling!

  • Refuge Gallery

    Refuge Gallery

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

    View Galleries

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

Flying Whitefront geese

Now accepting applications for the 2018/19 Waterfowl Season.

Waterfowl Hunting

Paddle Tours Back On!


After another algal bloom, the water has cleared up and the paddle tours are back on through September. Bring your kayak or canoe and come join a tour!

Wildlife Observation Paddle Tours
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