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National Wildlife Refuge

Hwy 20, half a mile west of
Colusa, CA   
E-mail: sacramentovalleyrefuges@fws.gov
Phone Number: 530-934-2801
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Hunting on refuge occurs during mid-October through mid-January, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, on the southern portion of the refuge separate from all other recreational activities. Ducks, geese, pheasant, snipe, coots, and moorhens can be hunted. There is free roam hunting only, and a refuge hunting permit must be purchased at the refuge's hunter check station.

The auto tour is open to vehicles and the trail is open to foot-traffic from sunrise to sunset year-round. The auto tour and trail begin and end at an interpretive kiosk which is located at the visitor parking lot. The kiosk houses interpretive panels that answer most commonly asked questions and depict the history of the refuge, wildlife problems, and management solutions.

Wildlife Observation
Wildlife observation and nature photography are popular uses of the refuge. The refuge has a 3-mile graveled automobile tour that meanders through freshwater wetlands. A 1-mile Discovery Walk offers visitors a place to stroll along a dense riparian slough and a marsh.

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The auto tour and trail are open sunrise to sunset year-round.

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