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    The refuge is now recruiting volunteers for the fall/winter season. Find out more.

    Get Involved--Volunteer!

  • Blue Goose Insignia

    The Blue Goose

    The Blue Goose insignia, designed by J.N. Ding Darling, is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    National Wildlife Refuge System

  • Come visit!

    Drive the auto tour, go for a hike, hunt waterfowl, or stop in the visitor center. There is a lot to do at the refuge.

    Visit - Plan Your Visit

Featured Wildlife

Found a baby bird or injured wildlife?

Injured Wildlife Western Kingbird

The refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. In Butte, Glenn, and Colusa Counties the Valley Oak Veterinary Center on Dr MLK Parkway in Chico accepts wildlife. In the Sacramento metropolitan area contact the Wildlife Care Association at 916-965-WILD(9453).

See a list of rehabilitators in CA

About the Complex

Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us

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Phone:(530)934-2801 Address: Sacramento NWRC, 752 County Rd 99W, Willows CA 95988. Email:

Sacramento is managed as part of the Sacramento NWR Complex - Contact Us.

Learn 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.

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Visitor Opportunities

  • Plan Your Visit

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

    Plan Your Visit
  • Waterfowl Hunting

    150 Pintail courtship flight

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

    Hunting on the Complex
  • Sacramento River Hunting

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    The Sacramento River NWR offers a variety of hunting opportunities on our many properties located from Red Bluff to Colusa. Find out more...

    Sacramento River NWR Hunting
  • Directions

    VISITOR AREA: Located 75 minutes north of Sacramento, adjacent to Interstate 5. Traveling north or south on I-5, exit at Rd 68 (#595, 9.1 miles north Maxwell or 8.3 miles south of Willows) and turn east towards Hwy 99W (parallels I-5). Go north 1.7 miles on Hwy 99W, turn right into Refuge entrance. HUNT AREA: exit I-5 at Rd 68, go 1 mile east on Rd 68 to Check Station gate (on right).

    Visitor Center and Hunter Check Station Maps (2 pages)
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Steve Emmons
Last Updated: May 23, 2017
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