California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Grizzly Island Wildlife Area - Solano County

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Grizzly Island often closes in the winter due to flooding. Please call (707) 425-3828 to check for closures before visiting.

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)   Public Use Map (PDF)

A CDFW Lands Pass is required for non-hunting recreational purposes on Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.

Short Term Closure of Grizzly Island for Elk Hunt

Beginning July 27 CDFW will temporarily close part of Grizzly Island Wildlife Area for the annual tule elk hunt. The Grizzly Island Unit of the Solano County wildlife area will be closed through Sept. 13, during which time only persons with authorized elk tags will be allowed.

During the temporary closure, we recommend visiting the following alternative areas for hiking, nature viewing, dog training and fishing opportunities within the Suisun Marsh:

Rabbit Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County will open daily to licensed hunters for the taking of rabbits from July 1 through July 26.

The bag limit for cottontails is five per day and 10 in possession. There is no bag or possession limit for jackrabbits. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Only shotguns and bow and arrows may be used during this hunt (no rifles or pistols). Shotguns must be no larger than 12-gauge. Non-toxic shot is required.

Hunters must fill out a daily permit at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area's Visitor's Registration Booth. There is no fee for this permit. A map is available at the booth showing areas open and closed to rabbit hunting.

Contact Information:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Grizzly Island Wildlife Complex
2548 Grizzly Island Road
Suisun, CA 94585
(707) 425-3828

Please Note: Special access blind site available for mobility impaired hunters.

The area hosts the Grizzly Island Elk Hunt and the Grizzly Island Apprentice Elk Hunt.

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.