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Stone Lakes
National Wildlife Refuge


1624 Hood-Franklin Rd
Elk Grove, CA   95757 - 9774
E-mail: stonelakes@fws.gov
Phone Number: 916-775-4421
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/stone_lakes/
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Public access to the refuge is currently limited to the second and fourth Saturday of each month, plus special events, due to lack of public facilities, trails, and other necessary improvements. Guided tours, school tours, and open touring days occur both on refuge lands and lands within the refuge project boundary that are currently managed by other agencies.

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Wildlife Observation
A 2-mile self-guided trail through grasslands and ending at the viewing platform overlooking seasonal and permanent wetlands is open the second and fourth Saturday of each month, weather permitting. Additional tours are led by refuge staff and volunteers on a monthly basis, and will be announced in the Stone Lakes Newsletter and on the refuge information line at (916)775-4420. Depending on the season, visitors can expect to see a variety of migrating and resident birds including waterfowl and waterbirds along with a variety of hawks and falcons in the wetlands and riparian areas with good photo opportunities.

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