We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge

Address: San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
Phone Number: 408-262-5513
Website
Improve this listing
80%
Ranked #219 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Ducks, grebes, geese and loons, sandpipers, plovers and terns - you're sure to catch sight of at...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Ducks, grebes, geese and loons, sandpipers, plovers and terns - you're sure to catch sight of at least one of the 80 species of waterfowl that feed and frolic in this refuge.
Write a Review

5 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1
    3
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

First thing in the morning, during the day or in the evening, this is a wonderful sanctuary for wildlife, including human. The history of Alviso going back to the 1800's is easy to imagine when you visit this preserve. The ghost town of Drawbridge is barely visible but if you look closely you'll see some of it. This is a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
136 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Pros: Nice marshes and a nice view from the top of the hill. The marsh had a few birds in it. Cons: Not much to see and a helicopter flying in scared away the few birds that were around. Note: This is probably much better when it's migration season.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newark, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I live near Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, so I visit often. The weather is pretty good here in the SF Bay Area, so it's always been sunny, though often windy (it is near the bay). The hiking is good and the view is great. Don't have to walk far. Nice historic additions, too. It's near the Dumbarton... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Bay Area of California can be extremely stressful, to say the least, for visitors and residents alike. Just at the foot of the southernmost trans-bay bridge, the Dumbarton, is a wonderful place to take a walk, observe wild flora and fauna, learn a bit about the ecology of the S.F. Bay, and chat with knowledgable Park officials and staff.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Modesto, California
Top Contributor
451 reviews 451 reviews
196 attraction reviews
458 helpful votes 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Visited here today with my husband. I have been a few times before in years past but not for several years. This refuge is a great place to see birds and get some exercise. There are a number of paths/trails that wind through this large refuge and people enjoy walking, jogging and biking. I noticed a number of families with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge also viewed

 

Been to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?