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Welcome to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge  

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is just one of the 5 National Wildlife Refuges and 3 Wildlife Management Areas that make up the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Sacramento NWR offers a wide variety of recreational activities for visitors. With a 6-mile driving tour, 2-mile walking trail, and programs like hunting and photography, there's something for everyone at the Sacramento NWR! 

 PLAN YOUR VISIT <-- Click here to find all the information you need to visit the Complex.....

            • visitor center
            • auto tours
            • trails
            • photography
            • bicycling
            • hunting
            • environmental education
      • HOURS


Other Facilities in the Complex

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, with headquarters at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge Complex is comprised of 5 National Wildlife Refuges (Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa, Sutter and Sacramento River NWRs) and 3 Wildlife Management Areas (Willow Creek-Lurline, Butte Sink and Steve Thompson North Central Valley WMAs).

Rules and Policies

Plan Your Visit  <-- Please see the Rules and Policies section on our Plan Your Visit page


Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
752 County Road 99WWillows,CA95988-9639
Driving Directions

Sacramento NWR Headquarters and Visitor Center:

Traveling north or south on I-5:

  • exit at Road 68 (9.1 miles north of Maxwell, or 8.3 miles south of Willows)
  • go north on Hwy 99W (1.7 miles)
  • turn right into Sacramento NWR
  • follow signs to Visitor Parking
  • Click here for a map with directions


Sacramento NWR Hunter Check Station:

Check station is approximately 9.5 miles south from Willows, and 10.2 miles north from Maxwell.

From Interstate 5:


Visitor Center/ Headquarters hours
Winter hours (November-February) *closed on federal holidays
9 am- 4 pm daily
Spring hours (March-October) *closed on federal holidays
9 am- 4 pm Monday-Friday
Auto Tour and Wetland Walk hours
1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset
Logan Creek Seasonal Trail hours
February 15- June 30
1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset