California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fremont Weir Wildlife Area - Sutter & Yolo Counties

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Location: Approximately 7.5 miles northeast of Woodland.

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)  Topographic Map (PDF)

Area Regulations:

  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.

Access from Sacramento: Travel I-5 north toward Woodland. Take the County Rd. 22 Exit after crossing over the Sacramento River. Turn right or east on County Rd. 22 take the first left, County Rd. 117, over the railroad tracks. Travel on County Rd. 117 for 5.8 miles and turn left (west) on County Rd. 16 (unpaved). County Rd. 16 will terminate at the parking lot on the east levee of the Fremont Weir Wildlife Area (Yolo Bypass).

Access from Woodland: Travel I-5 south toward Sacramento 7 miles over the Yolo Bypass Causeway and take the County Rd. 22 Exit before crossing over the Sacramento River. Turn right or east on County Rd. 22 take the first left, County Rd. 117, over the railroad tracks. Travel on County Rd. 117 for 5.8 miles and turn left (west) on County Rd. 16 (unpaved). County Rd. 16 will terminate at the parking lot on the east levee of the Fremont Weir Wildlife Area (Yolo Bypass).

Description: The area is a floodway. When the water level in the Sacramento River reaches a high level, the water flows over the Fremont Weir into the Yolo Bypass. It consists of 1,461 acres of tall weedy vegetation, brush, valley oaks, willows and cottonwood trees. Pheasant, valley quail and waterfowl are found here.

WARNING: DO NOT ENTER THIS WILDLIFE AREA WHEN THE RIVER IS RISING OR WATER IS FLOWING ACROSS THE FIELDS. AFTER A HEAVY RAIN, COUNTY ROAD 16 CAN BE MUDDY. 4WD IS RECOMMENDED.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area - no permits, passes, or reservations are required.

  • Fishing, bird watching, and wildlife viewing

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

  • Pheasant: Population is good
  • Waterfowl: Best hunting is late in the season if there has been enough rain to fill the low areas.
  • Mourning dove, cottontail and jackrabbits: Scattered throughout the area.
  • Deer (Zone D-4), quail, and wild turkey - Populations are fair.

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.


WLB 9-2014