3207 Rutherford Rd, Gridley California 95948
Gray Lodge Wildlife Refuge attracts millions of birds annually, especially waterfowl, as they migrate along the Pacific Flyway. More than a million ducks, 100,000 geese, and thousands of other birds visit annually. Fall and winter are the best viewing times for Sandhill cranes, which arrive in late September, and Ross' and Snow Geese, which arrive in late November.
Gray Lodge is managed by the California Department of Fish and Game. This 8,400-acre facility has regularly scheduled daily tours, and group tours are available with reservations. Hunting and fishing are permitted in some areas with a permit.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Refuge is located just 8 miles south of Gridley, California. Gray Lodge is easy to find from signs along Highway 99 in Gridley.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Penn Valley) Animal Clinic of Penn Valley
(Chico) Animal Medical Clinic
(Grass Valley) Best Friends Animal Clinic
(Paradise) Clark Road Animal Hospital
(Willows) Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
(Lincoln) Critter Creek Veterinary Hospital
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12/10 Coming to The Gridley area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.