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Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt

4.8
#210 of 385 in Wildlife in California
The Preserve is open every day of the year. The Visitors Center is normally staffed by Volunteer Naturalists on the weekends and holidays. There is no cost to park at the Preserve all events are free.

All photographs posted by the Cosumnes River Preserve were taken by staff and on the Preserve unless otherwise noted.
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  • We had a great time here. The first parking lot without the visitor center has a very nice walk through the marsh on boardwalk. Lots of Ducks, Birds, Cranes, Geese & Predators. We also enjoy the walk ...  more »
  • What a great trip here.I think we say a lil over 80 species of birds. We did the 6:45 tour with a biologist which was a lot of fun! hiked about 5 miles.  more »
  • We like coming here for the scenic trails and the quiet. There's miles of trails to go explore. Also there is a small dock for kayak access to the river. All in all good to visit for a relaxing day.  more »
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  • Gorgeous sunset backdrops turning majestic larger than life cranes and other birds into silhouettes... large populations of many species of migrating and local birds. Interesting mini museum with some hands on displays... something for the whole family. Nice little nature walks on both sides of the road- some a short distance from the parking lot; just sitting and listening to their sound all together at once is amazing! At dusk you don't even have to get out of your car ... they fly right over your head in the parking lot! Love it there.
  • Beautiful landscape and tons of wildlife. However, I wasn't a fan of how close it was to the freeway and the amount of landscaping they do is oddly a turnoff. Would like to see something more "natural". Overall great place for a stroll or for families.
  • Wonderful area for a walk. Paved and wooden paths take you by wetlands and a wide variety of birds, plants and aquatic animals. Hard to believe such a peaceful place exists so close to Sacramento. Nice Visitors Center with covered area for a bring your own snack. Restrooms and water at the Vistors Center
  • Nice trails and fairly quiet. Peaceful. Migrating birds to watch. Watch out for the mosquitoes!
  • Well groomed trails, lovely surroundings, birds aplenty. You can walk 1 mile or over 3 miles on different well marked trails.
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