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Welcome to the Delevan National Wildlife Refuge  

Delevan National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the 5 National Wildlife Refuges and 3 Wildlife Management Areas that make up the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Delevan NWR is only open to the public for hunting and photography (by reservation only). Delevan is not open to the public for wildlife watching other than Maxwell Road and Four Mile Road, which border the refuge. We recommend visiting the Sacramento NWR and Colusa NWR for wildlife watching.  

 PLAN YOUR VISIT <-- Click here to find all the information you need to visit the Complex.....

            • visitor center
            • auto tours
            • trails
            • photography
            • bicycling
            • hunting
            • environmental education
      • HOURS



Other Facilities in the Complex

Delevan National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, with headquarters at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Complex is comprised of 5 National Wildlife Refuges (Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, Sutter and Sacramento River NWRs) and 3 Wildlife Management Areas (Willow Creek-Lurline, Butte Sink and Steve Thompson North Central Valley WMAs).

Rules and Policies

Plan Your Visit  <-- Please see the Rules and Policies section on our Plan Your Visit page


Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
C/O Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex752 County Road 99WWillows,CA95988-9639
Driving Directions

Delevan NWR wildlife viewing (limited to public road):

Traveling north or south on I-5:

  • exit at Maxwell Rd at town of Maxwell
  • go 3.5 miles east on Maxwell Rd
  • turn left on Four Mile Rd to drive along west boundary of the Refuge

Delevan NWR does not have any public viewing access, but may be seen from:
- Maxwell Road* (County Road)
- Four Mile Road* (County Road)
*please be cautious when viewing from public roads...they are open to public traffic, and may have soft shoulders


Delevan NWR Hunter Check Station:

Check station is approximately 5.6 miles northeast from Maxwell

From Interstate 5: