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Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area


The approximately 1,200-acre Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area is mostly grasslands. Several rows of willows and cottonwood trees line the eastern edge of the property. This area plays a role in local flood management when excess water is diverted into the area from the Sacramento River during high flows in the winter. The area provides a significant amount of cover for mammals and both resident and migratory birds, and the property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993.

For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Pheasant Hunting Quail Hunting Hunting with Shotguns Bow Hunting

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Opportunities are mostly for upland game, including deer, pheasant, snipe, and dove.

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.

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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North Central Region (Region 2)

Colusa County

approximately 3 miles northeast of Colusa

Access: Travel north from Colusa on River Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn east (right) on Laux Road and travel for 1.5 miles. Access is on the south side of Laux Road.

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