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Putah Creek Wildlife Area

Putah Creek Wildlife Area reopened to the public July 9, 2016. The public is advised that trails remain in primitive condition and unauthorized improvements are expressly prohibited. Hikers should avoid extreme heat, wear appropriate footwear and bring adequate drinking water for rugged, steep conditions.

7/8/2016 News Release: Putah Creek Wildlife Area Reopens


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Description

Putah Creek Wildlife Area is 673 acres of gently sloping to steep hillsides of cottonwood riparian, blue oak woodland, and chamise chaparral natural communities. Just a few of the species supported by these habitats include California towhee, Bullock's oriole, and black-headed grosbeak. This area is just downstream of the Monticello dam, where Cold Creek enters Putah Creek, and includes Stebbins' Cold Canyon Reserve.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Napa office at (707) 944-5500.


Recreational Opportunities

Fishing Hiking Trails Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Wild Pig Hunting Turkey Hunting Quail Hunting

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: fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Putah Creek Bird Checklist

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Deer, wild pig, tree squirrel, rabbit, wild turkey, California quail, and dove may be present. Wildlife Area is closed between January 31 and opening of deer season.

Facilities: None

Area History

Because of the steep, rocky nature of the terrain, cattle grazing is the only known use ever made of this area. The property was purchased by the Wildlife Conservation Board in two transactions, one in 1978 and another in 1979. It was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1981.


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


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


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Location

Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Solano County

10 miles west of Winters

Access: Highway 128 to just east of the Monticello dam. Watch for parking on west side of road but use caution as this parking occurs on a sharp turn in the road. Trailhead is south of the parking area, across Highway 128.

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