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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

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

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

Activities: hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing

Facilities: Restrooms


Last update : 2/15/2017 4:11:45 PM


Wildlife Branch - Lands Program
1812 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0411


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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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