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French Valley Wildlife Area


French Valley Wildlife Area is 702 acres of coastal sage scrub, southern willow scrub, grasslands, eucalyptus woodlands, and prior dry-land farming agricultural lands. It has rolling hills with elevations from 1,300'-1,600'. It was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007.

For more information, call the area at (760) 200-9174 or the Inland Deserts Region Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.

Recreational Opportunities

wildlife viewing hunting with shotgun quail hunting

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 (PDF). All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hiking, and hunting

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Dove, quail, and rabbits may be present.

Shotguns, hunting only on west side of Buck Road. Closed to hunting February 1 - August 31.

Facilities: None

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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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

5 miles northeast of Temecula, south of Lake Skinner

Access: From Temecula head north on Interstate 15 to Hwy 79 North to Benton Road, turn east, then south on Washington Street which becomes Borel Road. Turn south on Buck Road. Or, take Rancho California Road northeast from I-15 to Buck Road and turn left. Entry off of Buck Road.

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