Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area

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Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area is a 1,461 acre riparian area surrounding part of the Sacramento River north of Davis, and comprises the north end of the Yolo Bypass. The Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area is located south of the Sacramento River in the north end of the Yolo Bypass, just west of Fremont Landing. For most of the year, the area is accessible for a variety of outdoor uses, such as fishing, bird watching, and hunting. However, when the Sacramento River water level exceeds 33.5 feet, water spills over the top of the Fremont Weir, flooding the wildlife area. Unlike the Sacramento Weir to the south, the Fremont Weir is a simple overflow-type dam without sluice gates. Because flooding of the area is automatic when the river reaches 33.5 feet, it is important for visitors to [WWW]monitor river levels at the weir when visiting the wildlife area in winter and spring when flooding is likely to occur. Note that flooding of this area does not occur in particularly dry years.

This [WWW]DFG page has a map and some terribly inaccurate species lists. This is a great place for hiking & birding if you are considerate of private land owners and their dogs which surround the area. Don't miss the peacocks that run all over the road nearby the parking area.

Hunting is allowed daily from July 1 through January 31 for all legal species, and during the spring turkey season, when only turkeys may be taken.

Parking lot is currently closed. Due to confusion over permissions for use of the parking lot, which lies on private property, the parking lot is closed until further notice. 1

IMG_2910-600.jpgFremont Weir IMG_2917-600.jpgDirt road next to Fremont Weir. IMG_2937-600.jpgLake at east edge of the wildlife area. 008-600.jpgDeer grazing the meadow next to Fremont Weir.

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See nearby: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area.

See more: Hiking trails in Yolo County.

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