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Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area - Yolo County
Nature enthusiasts can enjoy a unique combination of activities, including excellent bird watching opportunities, educational programs, nature exploration and waterfowl hunting.
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is the perfect spot to escape urban life in nearby Sacramento and Davis. Birders, hunters and schoolchildren all come to the area to experience wildlife up-close in nature.
Located in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area's more than 17,770 acres is part wildlife area, part outdoor education experience, and part birders' paradise all in one.
For more information, please contact;
Wildlife Area Manager
Maps & Directions
Location: About 3 miles east of Davis (3 miles west of West Sacramento), off Interstate 80.
Directions: From eastbound I-80, take the East Chiles Road exit and travel east one-quarter mile to the west levee access.
From westbound I-80, take the "County Road 32A East Chiles Road" exit immediately west of the west end of the Yolo Causeway, turn right at stop sign and head south under freeway to west levee access.
Hours: The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is open all year round from sunrise to sunset except for Christmas Day.
Outdoor California Articles
- "Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area: Birth of a Wintering Waterfowl Wildland" (PDF) by Peter J Hayes © 1999
- "Yolo Fly By" (PDF) by Dave Feliz © 2004
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.