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    Water Restored to Cullinan Ranch

    After 100 years of being cut off from bay waters, Cullinan Ranch returns to tidal flow for wetland restoration and wildlife habitat.

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  • White-crowned Sparrow

    eBird Trail Tracker

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

    Recently Seen Birds

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    Refuge Gallery

    View images from San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Photo Gallery

  • Tideline Newsletter

    Tideline Newsletter

    Download the latest issue of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex newsletter.

    Tideline Newsletter

News & Information

Skaggs Island Bike Ride April 14

February 15, 2018 Skaggs Island Bike Tour

Here's your chance to visit Skaggs Island by bicycle. Join us on a 7 mile loop tour, or explore on your own.


National Wildlife Refuge System Turns 115 Years Old

March 6, 2018 Blue Goose Wearing a Party Hat

The National Wildlife Refuge System will be 115 years old March 14! Take the ultimate challenge and test your knowledge about the national wildlife refuge system, and get inspiration for your next vacation.

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Recreational Activities


There are many recreation opportunities at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge from wildlife watching to fishing to paddling a canoe.

Visitor Activities

Driving Directions

Trying to get information but your GPS unit isn't cooperating? Go to Driving Directions page for directions to the unit you want to visit.


Environmental Assessment for Waterfowl Hunting and Fishing Available for Review

The refuge is considering expanding waterfowl hunting and fish to two newly restored units.

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About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

San Pablo 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