Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
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  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
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  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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    Come visit!

    Drive the auto tour, take photos, watch wildlife, go for a hike, or hunt waterfowl.

    Visit - Plan Your Visit

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    The Colusa National Wildlife Refuge offers great waterfowl hunting. Visit the main Sacramento NWR hunt page for more information.

    Hunting on the Complex

Visitor Opportunities

Plan Your Visit

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There are lots of things to do at Colusa NWR and at the other refuges of the Sacramento NWR Complex! Birdwatching, photography, hiking and hunting are just a few of the activities we have to offer. Find something that is just right for you....

Plan Your Visit

Waterfowl Hunting

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Find out more about waterfowl hunting on the Sacramento NWR Complex.

Hunting on the Complex


VISITOR AREA: Traveling north or south on I-5, exit at Hwy 20 at Williams (#578), go 6.7 miles east on Hwy 20, turn right onto O’Hair Road. If traveling from Colusa, go ½ mile west on Hwy 20 and go left on O’Hair Rd. HUNT AREA: click on the maps link below.

Visitor Area and Hunter Check Station Maps (2 pages)


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Just can't get enough of your favorite Refuge?Come support our Refuges by volunteering!

Get Involved--Volunteer!
Featured Wildlife

Wood Duck Boxes

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Wood ducks typically nest in holes of trees but duck boxes can also provide a great nesting site. Colusa NWR is a great place to spot wood ducks in the spring and summer. Walk quietly on the trail and you might see them!

Visit Sacramento NWR's wildlife page

About the Complex

Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us

Colusa National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us.

Read more about the complex
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