River Dog Retreat

Fairfield, California

$1,550,000 | 388 ± Acres | Solano County

PROPERTY TYPE: Duck Club, Sold


An hour and a half away from San Francisco is this beautiful 388± acre duck club that can be yours! The property is part of the Suisun Marsh on the Southside of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. The 388-acre parcel is 19 miles South of Suisun City off Grizzly Island Road on Van Sickle Island. The property has a proven track record with waterfowl and is a tremendous opportunity to hunt ducks or just get away and enjoy the myriad of wildlife. There are two separate ponds that are flooded directly from the Roaring River, which provides the freshest water in the marsh.  Numerous improvements to the water control infrastructure have been made in the last few years in order to provide for precise control of water levels and improved waterfowl hunting habitat.  Within those two ponds are fifteen blinds spread out through the property, which allows for numerous hunting parties to shoot at the same time. The layout of the property provides easy access to the blinds by car or ATV (or boat if desired) or simply just walk out the front door with wader and gun.  For the fisherman, there is excellent striper and sturgeon fishing just steps from the clubhouse along the Roaring River. At the North/West portion of the property sits a beautiful clubhouse that was elevated in 2013 to sit safely above any potential flood levels. There are seven bedrooms and four full bathrooms, with a wader room to store all of your hunting gear.  The clubhouse underwent an extensive interior and exterior renovation in 2017 to create a rustic warmth with modern amenities.  This could easily be someone’s full-time residence or your weekend/hunting season getaway.  The south structure has a large open kitchen and dining space for entertaining and a comfortable living room area with a built-in fireplace.  The four-season sunroom provides expansive views across the entire property as well as the island.  The ability to watch the birds work the ponds and blinds from the comfort of your own home is unsurpassed!  There is also a spacious master bedroom and bathroom w/ additional bedroom and bath. The northern structure has four bedrooms and a game room that could be used as another bedroom. The proximity to San Francisco and the amenities in the clubhouse means you could even hunt in the mornings and be back to town in time for your morning meetings. Next to the clubhouse is a Conex storage Box that serves as a workshop and can accommodate ATVs, decoys, or anything else you might want or need for your hunting or land management.  As far as duck clubs go in the Suisun, management of River Dog is relatively simple and can be accomplished easily by an owner or a part-time caretaker if desired. This property is a turn-key hunting club that can be yours today and is ready to go for the upcoming season!  

  • Turn key Duck Club, comes fully furnished.
  • 388 ± acres of prime wetlands.
  • 300 acres of ponds and 70 acres of high ground.
  • Newly remodeled clubhouse with 7 beds, 4 baths.
  • 2012 – New Roof.
  • 2013 – New Raised Foundation.
  • 2017 – Full interior and exterior renovation of the clubhouse.
  • Huge decks facing east and west, a four-season sunroom, over 3,800sq ft of lighted parking under the structures.
  • Wader/ mudroom for hunting gear storage.
  • Club has 9 double blinds & 6 single blinds.
  • 2 separate ponds (North & South) with pump.
  • Significant new drainage swale work in North & South pond and levee improvements in recent years.
  • Brand new stainless steel gates; 3 water control gates replaced with brand new ss control gates and platform in last 2 years.
  • Excellent levees and independent water control.
  • Northern border is adjacent to 1 Mile drive along Roaring River which supplies the freshest water in the marsh.
  • Conex box is fully supplied with electric, has lights and electric outlets for the workshop.
  • Clubhouse has an automatic exterior pest spray system for knocking down mosquitos and other bugs around the perimeter eves of the clubhouse.
  • Property has year-round access via paved and well-maintained dirt road.
  • The Island is gated and the property is gated for added security.
  • Herds of elk roam nearby.
  • Possible mitigation property.
  • This property is under the Williamson Act.

1275 Grizzly Island Rd
Fairfield, California


38.0828012N, 121W

19 miles south of Suisun City via Grizzly Island Road on the Sacramento Delta behind a security gate to Van Sickle Island.

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John Ward
John Ward

Cell: (415) 215-8728

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Charlie Engs
Charlie Engs

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Fax: (925) 885-0491

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