Vernal Pool Tours have concluded for the 2023 season. Join us again next year!
Explore these seasonal wetland habitats with Yolo Basin Foundation staff and volunteers safely through a small group experience. Learn about the natural history of vernal pools, how they are restored, and get a close up view of the creatures and colorful wildflowers that are unique to vernal pool ecosystems. These limited and restricted access areas of the park are protected due to the multiple plant and animal species present that have endangered or threatened status.
The vernal pool tours at Grasslands Regional Park are made possible through a partnership with Yolo County and funded by California State Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund.
Tours are limited to 35 people.
Saturday, March 25th
Saturday, April 1st
Saturday, April 8th – Postponed
Saturday, April 15th
Saturday, April 22nd
Saturday, May 6th
Saturday, May 13th
What to Bring:
For warm weather, bring a hat and sunscreen. For cold weather, dress in layers. For all trips bring water, jackets (it can get windy), binoculars for spotting birds, and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Please leave pets at home.
Take F Street to Richards Blvd. Take Hwy. 80 West and Exit 71 to Old Davis Rd. Travel South. Slight right to stay on Old Davis Rd. Left onto Tremont Rd. Enter the parking lot at Tremont and Mace Blvd.
Take Hwy. 113 South to Hwy. 80 West. Exit 69 for Kidwell Rd. Turn Left onto Kidwell Rd. Kidwell turns right and becomes Sparling Ln. Turn left onto Tremont. Enter the parking lot at Tremont and Mace Blvd.
Take Hwy. 80 West to Exit 75 Mace Blvd. Turn left onto Mace Blvd. Turn left onto Tremont. Enter the parking lot at Tremont and Mace.