Emergency Closures

CDFW may have cause to close facilities or properties, postpone or cancel events, or adjust operations due to construction, flood, fire, or public health concerns.

public health closure Many of CDFW's high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, have reopened, with local health protocols in place, if any exist. Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional CDFW office to determine if that facility is open. See CDFW's Online License Site for information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements.

Cause for closure key:
Construction
Flood
Fire
Public Health
Drought

Licensing affected by Closures

Seasons/Events

Sutter National Wildlife Refuge
is closed until further notice due to flooding.

Colusa and Delevan National Wildlife Refuges will have reduced quotas this weekend, February 10-11, due to flooding.

Colusa will only be open on the west side of hunting area.

Delevan will have eight blinds open, including two mobility impaired blinds. The west side free roam is open.

Klamath River Dam Removal
Beginning Friday May 12, 2023, recreation sites along Iron Gate Reservoir and Copco Reservoir in Siskiyou County will close to public access to accommodate work related to the removal of dams along the Klamath River.  Only the Mallard Cove boat ramp on Copco Reservoir will remain publicly accessible though visitors should expect construction-related traffic along Copco Road and Ager Beswick Road. Recreation sites associated with JC Boyle Reservoir in Oregon and Mallard Cove will remain open through the summer recreation season and will close to public access after the Labor Day holiday weekend in September to accommodate dam removal.