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Indian Valley Wildlife Area


Indian Valley Wildlife Area consists of approximately 5,000 acres around Indian Valley Reservoir. The reservoir holds large and smallmouth bass, kokanee salmon, crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, and catfish. Habitats include the reservoir inundation zone (open, grassy) and adjacent brush, chaparral, and woodlands. Bald eagles, deer, and wild pigs can be found here. Dense chaparral can make hunting difficult. The area is cooperatively managed with the surrounding BLM Indian Valley Management Area.

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

Recreational Opportunities

fishing boat ramp hiking wildlife viewing deer hunting wild pig hunting bear hunting turkey hunting quail hunting

Activities: seasonal fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Wildlife viewing is excellent, including the Signal Rock/Eagle Rock loop along Walker Ridge which is accessed at the intersection of Walker Ridge and Indian Valley Roads.

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Game species include deer, wild pig, black bear, rabbit, tree squirrel, wild turkey, quail, and dove.

Facilities: None

For more information from the link opens in new windowBureau of Land Management, contact them at:

2550 North State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 468-4000

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

Land use historically was for livestock grazing and limited agriculture in valley bottoms. The agricultural area was covered by reservoir waters. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1989.

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)

Lake County

approximately 25 miles west of Williams

Access: On Highway 20 approximately 4 miles west of its intersection with Highway 16, turn north on Walker Ridge Road; travel Walker Ridge Road to Bartlett Springs Road. Turn west to Indian Valley Reservoir.

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