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Quail Hollow Ecological Reserve


The 73-acre Quail Hollow Ecological Reserve is adjacent to Quail Hollow Ranch County Park. Biotic communities in the area include redwood forest, mixed evergreen forest, chaparral, and closed-cone pine forest. Plant species include madrone, coast live oak, ferns, manzanita, and bush poppy. Bird species include pygmy nuthatch, plain titmouse, and Bewick's wren. Other animals include bats, rodents, salamanders, snakes, opossum, and more.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing

Activities: wildlife viewing

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

Historically, Quail Hollow Ranch was part of the Zayante Rancho, used primarily for orchard crops and light ranching operation. In 1974, after changing ownership several times, it was purchased by the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools for use as an outdoor educational camp. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993.

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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Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Santa Cruz County

7 miles north of Santa Cruz, 1 mile east of Ben Lomond and Hwy 9

Access: Quail Hollow Road between Glen Arbor & Zayante Roads

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