Emergency Closures

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

Cause for Closure key:    Flood;  Fire;  Public Health

NEW: 2020 CDFW Wildlife Area Operational Changes due to COVID-19
The Department plans to operate wildlife areas and refuges to provide recreational opportunities for the upcoming waterfowl season while keeping hunters and department staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check the Department’s website for updates.

UPDATE: Consistent with the lifting of Governor’s Regional Stay Home Order,  camping activities on Fish and Wildlife lands will resume effective February 1, 2021 for the areas listed below where camping is permitted:

CDFW Lands

Additional Public Land Alerts and Closures

License Information

Seasons/Events