Heenan Lake Wildlife Area consists of approximately 1,700 acres at an elevation of 7,000 - 8,000 feet. Heenan Lake is located on the west central portion of the area and covers 130 acres. Vegetation consists of Jeffrey pine forest adjacent to sagebrush ridges, and meadows adjacent to stream courses. Wildlife species that occur in the meadows and adjacent ridges include belding ground squirrels, Clark's nutcrackers, black bear, coyotes, white-headed woodpeckers, golden eagles, and bald eagles.
For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.