Battle Creek Wildlife Area

Description

The Battle Creek Wildlife Area is 582 acres of riparian forests, marshes, and oak woodland that support a diverse variety of migratory and resident bird species, as well as aquatic and terrestrial mammals. Bald eagles and osprey nest here in spring. California quail, wood ducks, beaver, river otter, bobcat, and coyote may also be viewed.

Land use activities that altered the original area’s habitat since the 1860s included residences, water diversions and irrigation ditches, irrigated permanent pasture, nonirrigated seasonal pasture, hay fields, vegetable crops and walnut orchards. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1983.

For more information, call the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

 Hiking Trails Wildlife Viewing Restrooms

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Activities: hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing

Passes: A CDFW Lands Pass must be in possession by each visitor who is 16 years of age or older, however, visitors who are in possession of a valid California hunting or fishing license in their name are exempt from this requirement. Lands passes may be purchased on-line, by phone at (800) 565-1458, or in-person at locations wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
School and organized youth groups, including accompanying adults, are exempt from the lands pass requirement, but should contact the area to schedule a field trip at least two weeks in advance.

Facilities: Restrooms

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the link opens in new windowWaterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations. A searchable Property-specific regulations table is also available online.


Last update : 8/6/2019 2:17:03 PM
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Location

Northern Region (Region 1)

Shasta and Tehama Counties

approximately 16 miles north of Red Bluff and 1 mile west of Coleman Fish Hatchery

Access: From Interstate 5 east through Cottonwood, take Balls Ferry Road to Ash Creek Road to Gover Road to Coleman Fish Hatchery Road.

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