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Honey Lake Wildlife Area

Description

Honey Lake Wildlife Area is approximately 7,600 acres of sagebrush habitat surrounding a shallow lake in the Great Basin Desert. Alkali-tolerant vegetation lines the banks. This wetland supports many migratory birds including tundra swans. There are excellent opportunities to see hundreds of migratory and nesting waterfowl, birds of prey, and passerines, sandhill cranes, beavers, pronghorn antelope, and deer. The area includes the Dakin and Fleming Units.

For more information, call the area at (530) 254-6644 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.


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Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Water levels may vary seasonally. Severe drought and low ground water levels made flooding wetland units very difficult for the 2013-14 waterfowl opener.

Type B Wildlife Area - Restricted hunter access during waterfowl season. A Type A or Type B season hunting pass must be purchased in advance and presented for an entry permit.

Hunting: Rabbits, waterfowl, coots, moorhens, snipe, pheasants, quail, and dove may be present.

link opens in new windowDakin Unit Hunt Map (PDF) | link opens in new windowFleming Unit Hunt Map (PDF)

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

The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1953. Over the past hundred years, the Honey Lake Valley has been severely impacted by agriculture. Before the Department’s acquisition of the land, the ranches were devoted to the production of grain, alfalfa, meadow hay and livestock. The rangelands, wetlands and harvested fields were used for livestock grazing. Prior to settlement, Native Americans of the Northern Paiute group used the valley extensively.


Last update : 7/20/2017 3:03:20 PM


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


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Location

Northern Region (Region 1)

Lassen County

about 20 miles east of Susanville

Access: From Susanville, proceed east on Highway 395 approximately 20 miles; at Mapes Road turn right, and proceed 3 miles to DFG Road; turn east for 1.5 miles to CDFW office.

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