- Wildlife Viewing: Bring Your Camera!
- Sat, Oct 01 - Mon, Oct 31
- Gray Lodge Wildlife Area - Gridley
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Oct 1-31 | Open sunrise to sunset
Guided Tours |Sat. 10 am & Sun. 1 pm
202 W. 1st St., Chico
Presented by Gray Lodge
Guided tours are held every Sat and Sun through January, unless it’s raining. The wildlife area is open daily from sunrise to sunset and features a self-guided nature trail to a viewing platform, an exhibit museum, a three-mile auto loop and two observation hides. The entrance fee is $4 and includes free guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Gray Lodge Wildlife Area - Website
- 3207 Rutherford Rd, Gridley
Managed by the California Dept. of Fish and Game, its 9,182 acres are among the most extensively used seasonal wetlands in the Pacific Flyway. More than 80 miles of roads run through the area with more than 50 miles of trails available for hikers and bicyclists. Gray Lodge is an official California Watchable Wildlife site.
Year round you may observe several species of resident waterfowl, as well as a vast number of migratory passerines and shore birds. Many raptors, deer, and other wildlife are commonly observed in the area. Sandhill cranes and migratory waterfowl begin returning to the area in early fall. Waterfowl viewing is best from November through January.