The Far North Sights

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

  • 5364 County Rd. 115 Map It
  • Alturas
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


5364 County Rd. 115, U.S. 395, 1½ miles south of Alturas, left on Rd. 56, then right on Rd. 115, Alturas, California, 96101, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 11/12/2015


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