Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 1610
Alturas, CA 96101

Phone:530-233-3572
Fax:530-233-4143
Web: www.fws.gov/modoc
Established: 1961.
Location:Northeast corner of California, just south of Alturas.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Fed by snowmelt from the Warner Mountains, the Pit River creates an oasis for wildlife in the high desert of northeastern California--Modoc NWR.
Habitats: 7,000 acres of freshwater lakes and ponds, farmland and irrigated meadwos, sagebrush upland and riparian corridors.
Access: Open daily during daylight hours.
Wild life: Waterfowl, including Canada geese, mallards, cinnamon teal, wigeons, and pintails. Also provides habitat for white pelicans, rabbits, kanagaroo rats, beaver, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, lizards, toads, frogs and snakes.

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In fact, three of the five males bypassed the Central Valley entirely, arriving first in either northeastern California at Modoc National Wildlife Refuge (12887), north-central Nevada in Huntington and Newark valleys (12888), or north-central Utah at Utah Lake (12889; Figs.