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Fall River Mills Ecological Reserve


This small 1 acre reserve is used as nesting territory by a large colony of State-listed threatened bank swallows. The property was acquired in 1990 to protect existing nesting habitat. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998. The main feature of this property is an exposed, sandy bluff that faces south. Animal species typical of annual grassland habitat can be expected to be occasionally found here.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

Activities: Birdwatching for bank swallows is the primary activity that visitors engage in here.

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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Northern Region (Region 1)

Shasta County

about 70 miles northeast of Redding, on Highway 299

Access: From Redding, proceed northeast on Highway 299 to the town of Fall River Mills. The Reserve is located on the west side of town at Curve Street and Highway 299; the south edge of the property fronts on the north side of Highway 299.

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