California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area - Yolo County

 Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

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.

Wildlife Area Closure Alerts

For more information, please contact;

Jeff Stoddard
Wildlife Area Manager
(530) 757-2431

Maps & Directions

Location: About 3 miles east of Davis (3 miles west of West Sacramento), off Interstate 80.

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)     Waterfowl Map     Auto Tour Map

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

Management Plan: Notice of Determination for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Land Management Plan in Yolo County, California.

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.