California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area - Yolo County

Waterfowl Quail hunting Wildlife Viewing Pheasant Hunting with shotgun allowed
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Location: Yolo County - approximately 4 miles west of Sacramento on west side of Sacramento River.

Phone Number: (916) 358-2900

Map: Directional Map (PDF)   Topographic Map (PDF)

Area Regulations:

  • No Rifles, pistols, or archery equipment may be used or possessed; shot shells only, no buckshot or slugs
  • Camping and trailers are not allowed

Special Restrictions:

  • Hunting is allowed only from September 1 through January 31


  • From I-80: take the Reed Avenue exit and proceed east to Harbor Boulevard. Travel north on Harbor Boulevard approximately 1 mile to the bypass, which is between Road 127 and Road 126.
  • From Business-80: take the Harbor Boulevard exit and proceed north approximately 2 miles. County Road 127 turns west from Harbor Boulevard and runs along the southern edge of the wildlife area. County Road 126 parallels the north side of the bypass.

Access is gained at numerous points from County Roads 126 or 127. There is a gate across Road 127 and vehicles are not allowed on the levee road. Road 126 is paved for one mile before encountering a gate, restricting further vehicle access along the levee. It is here the road turns north onto Road 124.

Description: This 360 acre area is an important cover and feeding area for wildlife during late fall, winter, and early spring. Vegetation varies throughout the area from mature cottonwood trees, willows and valley oaks in some locations to a sparsely-covered sandy soil area on the eastern end. Game birds, raptors, songbirds and native mammals are all present.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area - no permits, passes, or reservations are required.

  • Fishing, wildlife viewing, and bird watching are allowed. The Tule Canal has white sturgeon, white catfish and black crappie while the nearby borrow pits have largemouth bass, bluegill and white catfish.

Hunting: Hunting is allowed between September 1 and January 31. Game species include waterfowl (when the area is flooded), ring-necked pheasant and mourning dove. No big game species allowed.

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.

Facilities: None

KC/WLB 08/09