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Merced National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 7376 S. Wolfsen Road, On State Hwy 59, then 8 miles west on Sandy Mush Road, Merced, CA 93635
Phone Number: 209/826-3508

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Lovely Winter Walk

If you just to get out of the house on a winter day, this is the perfect place for a run or a walk, and time to talk with whoever you're with. Complete quiet . You are alone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Merced, California
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Merced, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you just to get out of the house on a winter day, this is the perfect place for a run or a walk, and time to talk with whoever you're with. Complete quiet . You are alone. Just go .

Thank sas626
Merced, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great trip for a nature walk. The center offers tours of the wildlife park. It was fun for a field trip at school as well.

Thank Happygirls3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

May I make a correction? The address advertised on S. Wolfsen Road is for the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, Los Banos. The address for the Merced NWR is 7430 W. Sandy Mush Rd, Merced. That said, the SLNWR has a exhibit hall with interactive exhibits on wildlife & habitats which is so much fun not to mention educational. For... More 

Thank CJreviews101
Cavan, Ireland
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Was there on Saturday, had the place all to myself. If you are interested in nature photography, this is fantastic. I photographed kestrels,jays, pigeons Jack rabbits, cows, house sparrows, and stoats. Really enjoyed my visit. It's well laid out and great to get it to myself.

Thank meezygo
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Now this a nice place to visit at least once. There's a whole lotta birds out there.We've been out there several times the kids and I really enjoy it.

Thank albertMerced
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Will definitely go back again when weather is much warmer ❤️❤️

Thank KristaraChastain
Grayling, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

This place was very serene and beautiful. There were hundreds of birds to watch. There are multiple walking trails and also auto tour trails spread out at different location throughout the refuge. Best of all, it's free and the sunsets are golden! If you love nature, go here!

Thank sbidwell
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I went there with a couple of friends, there were many birds and the scenery was awesome, full moon and swarms of birds frying and singing. Nice experience and I definitely recommend to go for a break.

Thank Jose S
Merced, California
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146 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Don't miss the arrival of the geese and other birds that descend into the wetlands of Merced's National Wildlife Refuge. Do not forget your binoculars as many of the birds roost in the trees during the evening hours. Make sure to arrive before the gates close at 5 p.m. You can leave through the automatic gates but you can't get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great place for a scenic stroll and see tons different wildlife. When we went there were very few people on the trails, it's almost as if we had the place to ourselves. We stay up until the sun began to set and it was beautiful.


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