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Biscar Wildlife Area


Biscar Wildlife Area is 548 acres of sagebrush-covered uplands within Snowstorm Creek Canyon that include two small reservoirs, Lower Biscar and Upper Biscar, which supply water for wildlife such as pronghorn antelope. Along with the waterfowl and upland game species, the area supports coyotes, bobcats, badgers, and marmots. The area is undeveloped.

For more information, call the area at (530) 254-6808 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Quail Hunting Deer Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hunting

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Waterfowl, dove, quail, sage grouse, cottontail, and deer may be present.

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands please refer to the link opens in new windowCDFW Public Lands Regulations booklet. Scroll to the Table of Contents. Locate the page number for general regulations for public uses on all Department lands. For additional regulations that apply only to certain properties, check the Table of Contents for sections that refer to additional or property-specific regulations for wildlife areas or ecological reserves. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following the general and property-specific regulations.

Area History

In the early 1940s, the Department embarked on a plan to purchase lands in eastern Lassen County for waterfowl management purposes. Biscar Wildlife Area, as it is known today, was part of a land acquisition package in the Secret Valley area.

In 1969, State Division of Forestry, at Antelope Conservation Camp, requested that the Department give them permission to conduct certain training programs for inmates. Between 1969 and 1972, an improved dirt road was constructed for year round access, boundary fencing was completed for the majority of the property, a well was dug and equipped with a windmill to provide irrigation water, and a large sump was constructed to provide surface water for wildlife. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1973. Livestock have been excluded from the area since its boundary was fenced in early 1970.

Last update : 10/31/2018 9:35:08 AM

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

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Northern Region (Region 1)

Lassen County

approximately 35 miles northeast of Susanville

Access: From Susanville take Highway 395 north to left on Karlo Rd; travel Karlo Rd. for approximately 20 miles to the wildlife area.

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