Willows - Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

752 County Road 99W
Willows, California 95988
Glenn County
Phone: 530-934-2801

The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex is located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley and is home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife.  The Complex consists of five National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) and three Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands.  In addition, there are over 30,000 acres of conservation easements in the complex.  
This particular park, located just south of Willows and within the complex, consists of over 10,000 acres of wetlands, grassland and riparian habitats and is home to 250 species of birds.  During the winter, the park is visited by more than half a million ducks and two hundred thousand geese.  Other birds that visit the park include bald eagles and peregrine falcons.

The park, which is open from sunrise to sunset, also hosts a wildlife exhibit, book store and discovery room  These features are open daily from 9am-4pm.  
As a destination point or as part of a road trip, this park makes for a great stop to walk around and take in the beauty of the area.
How to get there:

The park is located just over an hour south of Redding, right off of I-5.  Take a look at the map for more specific directions. 
More info:
It costs $6 to enter the park.  The Complex has a pretty informative website if you're looking for more information obout the park.
Other things to in the area:
Black Butte Lake Recreation Area is nearby and if you head out that way, stop by the Farm Sanctuary; a really cool place dedicated to animals.  
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