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Fremont Weir Wildlife Area

Description

The Fremont Weir Wildlife Area consists of approximately 1,500 acres of tall weedy vegetation, brush, valley oaks, willows and cottonwood trees. Pheasant, valley quail and waterfowl are found here. The area is a floodway. When the water level in the Sacramento River reaches a high level, the water flows over the Fremont Weir into the Yolo Bypass.

In 1978, fishing and, to a lesser extent, hunting were the major public uses for the area and these uses continue today. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1981.

For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.


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PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations (PDF). All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, and seasonal hunting

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Pheasant: Population is good
  • Waterfowl: Best hunting is late in the season if there has been enough rain to fill the low areas.
  • Mourning dove, cottontail and jackrabbits: Scattered throughout the area.
  • Deer (Zone D-4), quail, and wild turkey: Populations are fair.

Facilities: None


Last update : 2/15/2017 4:11:45 PM


Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411


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Location

North Central Region (Region 2)

Sutter and Yolo counties

Approximately 7.5 miles northeast of Woodland

Access: PLEASE NOTE -- The ONLY access to the wildlife area is from County Rd. 16 on the east side of the wildlife area.

  • From Sacramento: Travel I-5 north toward Woodland. Take the County Rd. 22 Exit after crossing over the Sacramento River. Turn right or east on County Rd. 22 take the first left, County Rd. 117, over the railroad tracks. Travel on County Rd. 117 for 5.8 miles and turn left (west) on County Rd. 16 (unpaved). County Rd. 16 will terminate at the parking lot on the east levee of the Fremont Weir Wildlife Area (Yolo Bypass).
  • From Woodland: Travel I-5 south toward Sacramento 7 miles over the Yolo Bypass Causeway and take the County Rd. 22 Exit before crossing over the Sacramento River. Turn right or east on County Rd. 22 take the first left, County Rd. 117, over the railroad tracks. Travel on County Rd. 117 for 5.8 miles and turn left (west) on County Rd. 16 (unpaved). County Rd. 16 will terminate at the parking lot on the east levee of the Fremont Weir Wildlife Area (Yolo Bypass).

WARNING: DO NOT ENTER THIS WILDLIFE AREA WHEN THE RIVER IS RISING OR WATER IS FLOWING ACROSS THE FIELDS. AFTER A HEAVY RAIN, COUNTY ROAD 16 CAN BE MUDDY. 4WD IS RECOMMENDED.

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