Hiking & Backpacking
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This is not really a place to go hiking, but more to enjoy wildlife watching. You get the best of wildlife observation without the physical exertion of hiking.
Wildlife: Waterfowl are present from September through March. See hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese from November through January. Many other birds and mammals can be seen year-round. There is limited wildlife viewing from a turnout off Maxwell Road
Habitat: 5,797 acres, including seasonal marsh, permanent ponds, and uplands.
Recreation: Enjoy wildlife observation and photography from the perimeter county roads. Waterfowl and pheasant hunting is permitted seasonally. Other wildlife you will see at Delevan include: giant garter snake, wintering peregrine falcon and bald eagle, breeding tricolored blackbird, and a large colony of the endangered palmate-bracted bird's beak. Resident wildlife include grebe, heron, blackbird, beaver, muskrat, black tailed deer and other species typical of upland and wetland habitats.