California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area - Napa, Sonoma & Solano Counties

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Over 13,000 acres of saltwater ponds, tidal marshes, and wetlands. Just north of San Pablo Bay. This area is made up of levees and sloughs. Many waterfowl species and shorebirds including the California clapper rail can be found here. Most of the area is accessible by boat only.

Sunrise on Napa Slough and Napa River

Sunrise on Napa Slough and Napa River
Photo Courtesy of Karen Taylor, CDFW

This area is regularly used by hunters and fisherman, as well as bird watchers, photographers, bicyclists, and hikers. If you have any comments or other suggestions for helping us improve our lands or website we would appreciate hearing from you.

Outdoor California Article: "When Wine Making Meets Wildlife, It Can Be A Beautiful Thing: The Napa-Sonoma Marsh" (PDF) or Text Only by Larry Wyckoff © 2002

Outdoor California Article: "The Napa-Sonoma Marshes: Then and Now" (PDF) or Text Only by Tom Huffman © 1999

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.