CDFW is temporarily closing its high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. Information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements, can be found on CDFW’s Online License Site.
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. You may consult the
Department’s Closure Page for the most up to date information.
Consistent with the Governor’s Regional Stay Home Order updated December 6, 2020, ALL camping activities on Fish and Wildlife lands are suspended once a Region, as defined in the Order, reaches the 15% ICU bed capacity as directed in the Order. Camping will remain suspended for a minimum of three weeks.
The CDFW Lands Viewer provides geospatial data about the CDFW's lands and facilities. The department manages over 1,100,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat and these properties provide many opportunities for the public to hunt, fish, watch wildlife and learn about nature. Come visit and explore a wildlife area or ecological reserve near you!
Note: the Lands Viewer is best accessed with a full-size display (13" or larger).
CDFW Lands Viewer
*The Department is evaluating the name of the property listed in Section 630(b)63, Title 14, California Code of Regulations for an update through the regulatory process.
Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1010 Riverside Pkwy, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090