Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Visit the Refuge Virtually!

    Explore, play, and move as you discover the refuge with the FREE mobile app. Become an Explorer today!

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    Endangered Species Badge

    Girl Scouts, earn your Endangered Species Badge virtually! Discover your local endangered and threatened species.

    Girl Scouts: Earn Your Endangered Species Patch Virtually

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Discover what birds were recently seen at the refuge by using the eBird Trail Tracker

    eBird Trail Tracker

  • South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    Get more information on the largest wetland restoration project on the west coast.

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What's Happening

2021 Marsh-In Virtual Summer Camp

Summer Camp goes from August 2-6, 2021.

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Refuge Closures and Cancelled Events

Note the refuge closures and cancelled events as of March 12, 2020

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Visit Us on Facebook!


We are offering live, virtual programs! Learn about the history, habitats and plants and animals of the Refuge from the comfort of your home! Look for updates about upcoming virtual programs on our Facebook page.

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About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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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