Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

Steve Rose

January 20, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Leader: Allen Bertke
530-913-2722 or

This trip offers fantastic opportunities to view waterfowl, and it’s one of the more reliable places near Nevada County to see Blue-winged Teal. Other species to expect for the day include passerines, Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal, herons, egrets, geese and many other wetland birds. Sometimes thousands of geese take flight. Bald Eagles are also regularly seen. We will walk the trails which are all well graded and on level ground, with one leading to an observation deck. After lunch, we’ll take a drive around the auto loop. Meet at Pleasant Valley Rd. Park-n-Ride at 8:00 am. Take Hwy 20 West from Grass Valley to the Pleasant Valley Rd. stoplight. Turn left into the Ppark- n- Rride. It will take about an hour to get to Gray Lodge from there. There is a $5.00 fee per person to enter Gray Lodge. Contact leader if weather is questionable.