Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
National Wildlife Refuge
|1 Marshland Road
Fremont, CA 94555
Phone Number: 510-792-0222
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The refuge annually provides nationally recognized environmental education programs to approximately 10,000 Bay Area school children, teachers, and parents.
A handicapped-accessible fishing pier extending into the Bay at the end of Marshlands road provides fishing opportunities.
The refuge offers sites for waterfowl hunting mid-October to mid-January. Check the California Waterfowl Regulations each season for opening and closing dates.
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.
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.
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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