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13th Annual Snow Goose Festival: January 26-29, 2012
Maps and Directions

Unless otherwise noted in program descriptions, all field trip and workshops begin at the Chico Masonic Family Center.

All Fired Up! Ceramic Art Center (AFU)

830 Broadway
Chico, CA 95928

Between W 8th and W 9th Street, downtown Chico

Avenue 9 Gallery & Art Guild (A9)

180 E. 9th Ave.

There is ample free parking on the corner of 9th Avenue and Oleander for the Friday January 29 Art Reception.

Bidwell Mansion Historic Park (BM)

525 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 895-6144

From Highway 99:  Take East First Avenue exit and head west.  Turn Left on Esplanade.  The park is located on the right hand side of the road at Memorial Way and Esplanade.

From Highway 5:  Take Highway 32 exit at Orland east 20 miles to West Sacramento Avenue.  Turn left (east) onto West Sacramento Avenue to The Esplanade where you turn right (south).

Chico Art Center (CAC)

450 Orange Street, Suite 6

Between W 4th and W 5th Streets, near Chico Amtrak Station

Chico Creek Nature Center (CCNaC)

1968 E. 8th Street

Directions from Chico: Take exit #385 toward Chester/Orland-Hwy. 32. Continue to follow hwy 32-east and take the first left right after Hwy. overpass. Turn left at E. 8th St.

Chico Masonic Family Center (CMFC)

1110 W. East Avenue

Directions from Chico: From Hwy 99, take the East Avenue exit. (This is two exits north of the East 1st Avenue exit.) Turn west on East Avenue. The CMFC is approximately1.5 miles from the Hwy 99 exit, on the right (north) side of East Avenue. If coming from Nord Avenue on Hwy32, turn east at the W. East Avenue stoplight. The CMFC is on the left, approximately 2 miles from the Hwy 32 and East Avenue intersection.

Chico Museum

141 Salem Street
Chico, CA 95928

Between W 1st and W 2nd Street, downtown Chico

Chico Park-n-Ride (CPR)


Directions from Chico: Take the # 385 exit (Hwy 32 Chester/Orland) from Hwy 99 (in Chico). Park&Ride on eastside of Hwy. 99. Park at first lot near Hwy. 32 exit.

CSU Chico Vertebrate Museum (CSUC)

525 Esplanade
Chico, CA

From Hwy 99 North or South: Take 1st Ave. exit (Bidwell Mansion), turn west on E. 1st Ave. At the Esplanade, turn left. At Memorial Way, turn right into the Bidwell Mansion parking lot (525 Esplanade). Continue through lot to the right of the Interpretive building and behind the Gateway Natural History Museum. This University lot is not monitored on weekends. On foot follow signs to Holt Hall. A greeter will lead you to the Vertebrate Museum for the Raptor identification workshop.

Gridley McDonalds (GMcDo)

1513 State Hwy 99

Directions from Chico: Take Hwy 99 South to Gridley McDonalds is in a shopping center on the west side of Hwy 99 in Gridley. Driving time and distance from Chico: 35 minutes, 29 miles.

Lema Ranch

The McConnell Foundation
800 Shasta View Drive

The Palms (Palms)

2947 Nord Ave.
Chico, CA 95973

Right around the corner from the CMFC. Turn right onto East Ave. from the Chico Masonic Family Center. Take the 1st right, before the railroad tracks, onto Nord Ave. The Palms will be on the left, mile.

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR)

752 County Road 99W
(530) 934-2801
Map (PDF)

Directions: Located south of Willows off Interstate 5. Please call the Refuge or the festival office for further details.

Sacramento River Discovery Center (SRDC)

1000 Sale Lane
Red Bluff
(530) 527-1196

Directions:South on Interstate 5, take Antelope Blvd. exit and turn east. then turn right on Sale Lane and continue down the road where you will see the center.

Waffle Shop Live Oak (WSLO)

10432 State Hwy 99 (Live Oak Blvd)
Live Oak

Directions from Chico: Take Hwy 99 South to Live Oak. WSLO is on west side of Hwy 99 at the north end of town. Driving time and distance from Chico: 45 minutes, 38 miles.