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Every Kid in a Park. Initiative that gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. Educators can also participate.
Lake Solano Park - Site # 115
Lake Solano is known as one of the best fly-fishing spots in the Sacramento Valley.
RegionalRegional - worth visiting if you are already in the area. They may be located farther from populated areas or with more limited wildlife species.

Dragonfly Lake Solano Park Great Blue Heron Lake Solano Park

Background: Putah Creek flows from Lake Berryessa into narrow Lake Solano, then meanders through Davis and flows into the Yolo Bypass. Creekside vegetation hums with the summer songs of western bluebirds, western meadowlarks, and cedar waxwings. The lake, rocky outcroppings, riparian vegetation, and oak woodlands are home to more than a dozen resident mammals, including beavers, minks, raccoons, and black-tailed deer. Quiet lake waters lure wintering ring-necked ducks, hooded mergansers, wood ducks, and Eurasion wigeons, a half-dozen fish species draw buffleheads, western grebes and lesser scaups. Other winter visitors include great blue herons, common snipes, band-tailed pigeons, and ospreys. The grassy uplands offer excellent winter views of feral pigs, American kestrels, wild turkeys and California quail. The island attracts phainopeplas.

Owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Solano is managed for public recreation by Solano County.

The Habitat: Riparian corridor along Putah Creek and Lake Solano (95%) Oak Woodland South of Picnic Area (5%)

The Experience: This site is of ecological value, because of the diversity of wildlife viewing within the riparian corridor.

Wildlife and Where to Find It: Cars, boating, trails- both paved and unpaved.

Viewing Tips: Best viewing early morning, late afternoon. Look for waterfowl from November to February. Songbirds are seen year-round, migrants stay from May to October. Birds of prey, deer, and small mammals are active year-round, look for beavers in spring. Good views from DFG fishing accesses on Putah Creek/Park. Good viewing of River Otters in Lake Solano, best in mornings.

Nearby Viewing Sites: Putah Creek Waterway (1.5m), Lake Berryessa (6m), Stebbins Cole Canyon Reserve (UC Davis Natural Reserve 5.5m)

Visitor Information: Discover Winters - (530) 795-2329 - http://www.http://discoverwinters.com
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: Yes
Open: Sun,Mon,Tues,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat
Hours: Campground varies, Day Use Area 8-5pm.
Year Round: Yes

Road Information:   Paved. 
 Roads available year-round.
Road Hazards: 
 Number of Parking Spaces: 240
Parking Fee: Yes
Proximity to viewing area: Picnic Area
 Pull-Through Parking: Yes
Parking Notes: Pull offs along State Highway 128 and Putah Creek Road.

How to Get There: West of Vacaville on Highway 80, take the Pena Adobe Road exit north to Pleasant Valley Road. Drive about 13 miles to lake.
 

Contact Information
Managing Agency: Solano County
Agency Site URL: http://www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/rm/countypark/lakesolano.asp
Physical Address:8685 Pleasants Valley Road
Winters, CA 95694
Agency 2:8685 Pleasants Valley Road
Winters, CA 95694
Manager Phone:(530) 795-2990 Contact Us:by Email
Site Phone:(530) 795-2990
County: Solano
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