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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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We went on a little road trip with some friends to check out the birds. It was really outstanding... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
rjbouch
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Fair Oaks, California
Birders Delight

My grandson is an outstanding photographer and birder. I joined him in a visit to the Sacramento... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Michael S
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752 County Road 99w, Willows, CA 95988-9639
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We went on a little road trip with some friends to check out the birds. It was really outstanding - we saw lots of birds we wouldn't ordinarily encounter. We were fortunate to have a hardcore birder in our group who acted as our guide....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

My grandson is an outstanding photographer and birder. I joined him in a visit to the Sacramento National Preserve. This was our third visit. If you are an avid birder or nature photographer, sign up for a photo blind. Blind #1 requires waders to reach...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We enjoyed the interaction with God's amazing creation! These beautiful creatures are so fascinating!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

When we want to get away for a peaceful walk or drive we head here. During migration the air and water come to life with the sound of feathered friends flying in, taking off. Rarely do we encounter more than a couple cars. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have stopped here several times off of I5 on that tiring trip from Redding to Sacramento. There are several level hiking trails as well as a 6 mile auto tour. Dogs are welcome on leash or in the car and my Great Pyrenees spent...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I live in Willows, just a few minutes from the refuge. My wife and I go there for the walking paths, just to take a walk in a spectacular setting. I’ve done the driving tour a few times but prefer to walk. The visitor center...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank eddymonstr
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Many ponds that migrating birds will stop at depending on the time of the year. There is a auto tour and walking tour area. We were cautioned not to take the walking tour at this time of the year because of bugs that will not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank montanaJIm
Reviewed May 4, 2018

I love driving the loop around this refuge. It takes about 20 minutes and offers views of pheasants, deer, giant jack-rabbits, and a billion birds. If you time it right.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Visited on February 10, which was exceptionally windy. Gusts of wind was blowing dirt into the air, so it was difficult to enjoy trails. The auto tour allows stops at several viewing . Very interesting to view snow geese in large clusters scattered throughout the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank loradan
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

This place is ridiculous. A spectacle of epic proportions will greet you if you get here during the winter migration. It’s hard to believe a lot of it is manmade, created because the birds lost a lot of their habitat. If you go to the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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January 13, 2016|
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Response from elgreco251 | Reviewed this property |
I did notice an appreciably smaller crowd this year. Last year it looked like a geese convention. Mostly ducks from the vantage points around the water areas. We did see a high volume of raptors (mostly red tails)...with... More
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Response from ValiOcean | Reviewed this property |
The US Fish and Wilflife Service website (fws.gov) - Once there, type in 'Sacremento Wildlife Refuge' and you will be provided with an abundance of information.
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