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Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge Review

The 7,021-acre Modoc National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1961 to protect migratory waterfowl. You might see Canada geese, sandhill cranes, mallards, teal, wigeon, pintail, white pelicans, cormorants, and snowy egrets. The refuge is open for hiking, bird-watching, and photography, but one area is set aside for hunters. Regulations vary according to season.

    Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. 395, 1½ miles south of Alturas, left on Rd. 56, then right on Rd. 115, Alturas, CA 96101 | Map It
  • Phone: 530/233–3572
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily dawn–dusk
  • Website:
  • Location: Alturas
Updated: 03-08-2013

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