Refuge Updates

November 18th, Open House "Brunch with the Birds"

Cranes flying

Bring the family and enjoy a FREE Open House "Brunch with the Birds" hosted by the Friends of Stone Lakes NWR, Sunday November 18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn about your local wildlife refuge on a nature walk with the Friends group and manager of the refuge while enjoying some visiting fall migratory birds!

Brunch with the Birds

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


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


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