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O'Neill Forebay Wildlife Area


O’Neill Forebay Wildlife Area is 700 acres. It consists of eight miles of artificial waterways and riparian habitat, including four small shallow ponds. Wildlife includes black-tailed deer, cottontail, and 127 species of birds. Past land use was primarily the grazing of cattle. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1974.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotguns Bow Hunting Waterfowl Hunting Quail Hunting Pheasant Hunting Restrooms

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, please refer to the CDFW Public Lands Regulations. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: wildlife viewing and hunting

Foot access only

Last update : 2/15/2017 4:11:45 PM

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

Map of O'Neill Forebay WA

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Central Region (Region 4)

Merced County

10 miles west of Los Banos and 2 miles south of Santa Nella, west of Hwy 33

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