The 360-acre Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area is an important cover and feeding area for wildlife during late fall, winter, and early spring. Vegetation varies throughout the area from mature cottonwood trees, willows and valley oaks in some locations to a sparsely-covered sandy soil area on the eastern end. Game birds, raptors, songbirds and native mammals are all present. The Tule Canal has white sturgeon, white catfish and black crappie while the nearby borrow pits have largemouth bass, bluegill and white catfish.
For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.