Purchased in 1929, Los Banos Wildlife Area was the first of a series of waterfowl refuges established throughout the state to manage habitat for wintering waterfowl. Expanded from its original 3,000 acres, there are now approximately 6,200 acres of wetland habitat which includes lakes, sloughs and managed marsh. Western pond turtles, raccoons, striped skunks, beaver and muskrats, as well as over 200 species of birds are among the many animals found here.
For more information, call the Los Banos office at (209) 826-0463 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: Los Banos Wildlife Area is closed to the public from September 15 until the 2nd Monday of February most years. Call to confirm that the area is open