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.

Cause for closure key:
Construction
Flood
Fire
Public Health
Drought

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.

CDFW Wildlife Area operational changes due to COVID-19: CDFW plans to continue operating wildlife areas and refuges to provide recreational opportunities consistent with California Department of Public Health and county public health guidelines regarding COVID-19. Continue to check the Emergency Closures page for updates. Effective February 1, 2021, camping activities on CDFW lands resumed for those areas where camping is permitted.

 

Facilities

License Information

Seasons/Events

  • Bear Creek Unit, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge West Bear Creek is expected to remain mostly dry/closed during the season, but may have opportunities in January depending on rainfall. East Bear Creek will have a delayed opening. Please contact the San Luis NWR at (209) 826-3508 for updates.
  • Colusa, Delevan, and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuges are closed for waterfowl hunting until approximately November 19, 2022. Please contact the Sacramento NWR Complex at (530) 934-2801 for updates.
  • Gadwall Unit, North Grasslands Wildlife Area is closed for waterfowl hunting until November 26, 2022.
  • Kern National Wildlife Refuge is closed for waterfowl hunting until November 19, 2022. Please contact the Kern NWR at (661) 725-2767 for updates.
  • Shasta Valley Wildlife is closed for waterfowl hunting for the 2022-23 season.
  • Sutter National Wildlife Refuge will be closed for waterfowl hunting until wetland units can be flooded. For more information contact the Sacramento NWR Complex at (530) 934-2801.