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

CDFW Facilities

Licensing affected by Closures

Seasons/Events

  • closed due to flooding Waterfowl hunting at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area:  Goodyear Unit is closed until further notice due to flooding. Call (707) 425-3828 for updates.
  • closed due to drought Waterfowl hunting at Bear Creek Unit, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge(opens in new tab): West Bear Creek is expected to remain mostly dry/closed during the season, but may have opportunities in January depending on rainfall. Call (209) 826-3508 for updates.
  • closed due to flooding Waterfowl hunting at North Freitas Unit, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge(opens in new tab): The boat launch at Fremont Ford State Park, used to access the North Freitas Unit, is closed until further notice. CDFW cannot issue permits to North Freitas reservation holders at the Kesterson Check Station until this closure is lifted. Call State Parks at (209) 826-1196 for Fremont Ford launch ramp updates, or San Luis NWR at (209) 826-3508 for Refuge updates.
  • closed due to flooding Waterfowl hunting at South Freitas Unit, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge(opens in new tab): Water levels in Salt Slough have dropped, and clearance under the Hwy 165 bridge is now up to 42 inches from the water surface to the bottom of the bridge and should allow most hunters access to north of the bridge. Hunter capacity at South Freitas is increased to 15 hunters. Reservations will be honored in order of 1 to 10, with remaining spaces being filled via the federal areas lottery at the Salt Slough Check Station. Call (209) 826-3508 for updates.
  • closed due to drought Waterfowl Hunting at Shasta Valley Wildlife Area: Closed to waterfowl hunting for the 2022-2023 season.
  • closed due to flooding Waterfowl hunting at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area: Closed due to flooding and deteriorating roadways. Call (530) 757-2461 for updates.