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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 752 County Road 99w, Willows, CA 95988-9639
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Impossible Not to Love This Place!

I have been going to the SNWR complex for more than a decade now, and always have an amazing time there. I am a serious wildlife photographer and get amazing shots here. Where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been going to the SNWR complex for more than a decade now, and always have an amazing time there. I am a serious wildlife photographer and get amazing shots here. Where else can you literally see hundreds of thousands of critters. Mostly geese and ducks, but if you look carefully you will likely see lots of raptors, ibis,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a drive through and the waterfowl was amazing. Many species of geese and duck. Also saw many hawks and several eagles. Great place to spend several hours enjoying the outdoors.

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Thank mikesabirder
Groveland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about this place, the facility, the staff, the volunteers, the grounds, and the incredible array of nature's creatures you can see. Do try to allocate at least half a day for your visit, so that you can check out the great exhibits in the Visitor Center, do the Nature Walk to stretch your legs... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

With the wet winter and the colder weather up north, the snow geese arrived here earlier this year and they are here in vast numbers. When they fly in or out, they create a huge cloud in the sky, which is an impressive sight. In addition to the snow geese, there are bald eagles, hawks, and many, many water fowl.... More 

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. A visit usually starts at the Visitors Center where you can learn about the refuge and the wildlife you can see there. The best time to see migrating birds is in the winter when thousands of birds (real snowbirds) spend their winters feasting on leftover grain in the nearby... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you are into birding or photography this place is a must. If you are depressed and need to remember how exhuberant and beautiful life can be, this is also your place. The Sacramento NWR complex five refuges are a main stop in the pacific flyway for migratory birds and this is the best time of the year to visit.... More 

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Thank ElenaT3
San Francisco, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

When we got to the Refuge we went to the visitor center first and view a film on the work that went on making it a place of safety for both wild life and the person viewing it. We proceeded to go on the Auto-Strech Tour. We were amazed at the vast number of different birds and dragonflies. One settled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beginning in mid-August, the northern flight of migratory waterfowl begins to arrive at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The migration of vibrantly colored ducks, and snow-white geese is a sight to behold. The migration peaks in October, as northern regions ice up and by November there are millions of ducks, geese and shorebirds that will call the Sac their... More 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful spot to visit during the wet season (~Nov through Apr) if you enjoy birdwatching, waterfowl, and wetlands. Easy access off I-5 and a beautiful bit of natural tranquility in an area that is otherwise a monotonous agricultural void.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The good part if you are into bird watching you will probably like it. It's called a wild game refuge outside of one deer and a bunch of jack rabbits we saw no animals. There were some beautiful views of the lake for photographers. The trails were fair at best. Bottom line if you are a photographer or bird watcher... More 

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