AAA Editor Notes
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, w. on Gridley-Colusa Hwy., then s. on Pennington Rd., covers 9,100 acres. Gray Lodge is a significant breeding ground for California wetland wildlife, including orioles, river otters, waterfowl, turtles, hawks and herons. Viewing is best in the late spring and early summer, as the young begin to emerge. This is also an important Pacific Flyway stopover for wintering waterfowl; the peak season for waterfowl viewing is the third week of November through the end of December.
Wildlife watchers can take advantage of walking trails and observation areas year-round. Fishing and hunting are permitted in season.