Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
Welcome to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, one of five total areas that make up the larger Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This particular part was founded in 1937 and consists of 10,819 acres of mostly wetlands and some grasslands.
While here your group will have plenty of options for exploring and learning, starting at the Visitors Center onsite. Explore the Discover Room, bookstore, wildlife exhibits, and educational videos, and maybe even begin a Wetland Walk from here. You can also take a trail hike on your own, take an auto tour, visit the observation platform, birdwatch, geocache, picnic, practice your photography skills, or just wildlife watch in general. You will see over 300 species of birds, such as waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, waterbirds, and songbirds, as well as various reptiles and mammals (raccoons, coyotes, skunks, otters, beavers).
Student groups may want to reserve an educational program for your park visit, with grade-specific curriculum standards and resources available. There are weekend interpretive programs and the fun Junior Duck Stamp program to consider, as well.