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Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area


Little Panoche Reservoir Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1973. It is 828 acres in the arid foothills on the western side of the San Joaquin Valley. Shrub-covered hills surround the reservoir. Kit fox, kangaroo rats, and over 100 species of birds, including golden eagles and California quail, can be found here. Past land use was primarily the grazing of cattle.

For more information, call the Los Banos office at (209) 826-0463.

Recreational Opportunities

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Activities: wildlife viewing, fishing, and hunting

The cattail-lined lake often provides good fishing. It also provides an opportunity for the patient hunter to take a few nice ducks during the waterfowl season.

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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Central Region (Region 4)

Fresno County

5 miles west of Hwy 5 and 30 miles west of Firebaugh, on the southern side of Little Panoche Rd.

Access: Foot access only.

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