Facility Activities

Stone Lakes NWR is pleased to support the local community and offer numerous opportunities to visit the refuge. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Take a moment to breath and escape the urban setting at Sacramento's newest environmental education nature area just 10 minutes from downtown. Blue Heron Trails is open daily, year-round, and is a great way to spend some family time and get the little ones outdoors.  With just under a...

Throughout the year, the refuge offers the community free behind the scene guided tours in normally restricted areas, such as docent guided birding walks or paddle tours.  This is a great opportunity to see local and migratory birds up-close and learn a bit more about your wild...

Throughout the fall to spring, the refuge hosts thousands of migratory birds on the wetlands and grasslands in addition to the local avian life throughout the year.  Several free special docent or staff led walks are offered on the weekends along seasonal wetlands in a normally...

Is your school, youth, environmental or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge?  Contact the refuge to check on program availability and reservation policies.  Refuges are wild places,...

Recreational fishing is allowed by boat only on Snodgrass Slough. There is no fishing or boating access directly through refuge lands.  Access to the fishing areas is from nearby marina; no boating access through the refuge. Bank fishing is prohibited to protect stream bank habitats and...

2021 / 2022 Waterfowl Hunt Season General Rules

“RESERVATION ONLY” hunts for the general public will be conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This is a random drawing. Seven blinds total will be drawn. ALL successful drawn applications will be sent a reservation...