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Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
National Wildlife Refuge

1 Marshland Road
Fremont, CA   94555
E-mail: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov
Phone Number: 510-792-0222
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The refuge annually provides nationally recognized environmental education programs to approximately 10,000 Bay Area school children, teachers, and parents.

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A handicapped-accessible fishing pier extending into the Bay at the end of Marshlands road provides fishing opportunities.

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The refuge offers sites for waterfowl hunting mid-October to mid-January. Check the California Waterfowl Regulations each season for opening and closing dates.

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Your first stop should be the visitor center, located near the Dumbarton Bridge toll plaza in Fremont. The center is perched on a hillside above miles of salt marsh, tidal sloughs, mudflats, and salt ponds.

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Wildlife Observation
The refuge is crisscrossed by more than 30 miles of hiking trails. Our most popular trails include Tidelands Trail and Newark Slough Trail at the Visitor Center; New Chicago Marsh and Alviso Slough Trail at the Environmental Education Center.

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Trails and fishing pier are open from 7 a.m. to sunset daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is closed on all national holidays. Please call 510-792-0222 for further information.

Trails at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso (San Jose) are open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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