Paddle tours for Spring 2023

Guided Paddle Tours

The Canoe & Kayak Wildlife Observation Program offers the public guided wildlife viewing and interpretation paddles in a normally closed area.  This free program lets paddlers experience local wildlife up-close such as river otters, egrets, herons, hawks, pelicans, beavers and pond turtles while learning about the refuge, Central Valley habitat and on-going restoration projects.  The program is open to all individuals/groups and experience levels.  All paddle tours are docent guided in a normally restricted area; there is no general access for self-guided paddling on the refuge.  Rain will cancel tour.

Currently Spring paddle tours. Please check back for updates on upcoming tours.

  • April:  29th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • May: 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • June:  17th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - *NOTE* - be sure to check back before the showing up to this tour to confirm it is still happening. We are monitoring water quality as it warms up and will need to cancel if it tests above health standards.

Please see the Tours page for detailed information and directions.

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