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Rhode Island Wildlife Area

Description

Rhode Island Wildlife Area is a 67-acre island, the perimeter of which contains alder, willow, blackberry and tules. The marsh vegetation of tules and cattails exists in water up to several feet deep. Island habitat provides for river otters, beavers, muskrat and many species of birds, including: nesting wood duck, cinnamon teal, mallards, great blue heron, black crowned night heron, common and snowy egrets, and other riparian-associated passerines.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Napa office at (707) 944-5500.


Recreational Opportunities

Boating Access Fishing Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotguns Waterfowl Hunting

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, please refer to the CDFW Public Lands Regulations. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, and hunting

Area History

The island was once leveed and reclaimed, but due to a levee failure farming was abandoned. It was used as a duck hunting club by the previous owners. Few improvements exist on the island. A large barge with a house built upon it was moored at the approximate location of the levee break, but this structure was destroyed by fire in 1984, prior to Department acquisition of an additional 12 acres. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2002.


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

Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Contra Costa County

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