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Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area


The 433-acre Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area of oak woodland and mixed chaparral vegetation is owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and managed by CDFW. These plant communities support approximately 27 species of mammals, 40 species of birds, and 14 species of reptiles and amphibians. Among these are both prairie and peregrine falcon, Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks, red-legged frogs, and northwestern pond turtles. The watershed area immediately surrounding the reservoir is also owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is not open to the public.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Wild Pig Hunting Turkey Hunting Quail Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing and hunting

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Deer, wild pig, rabbit, tree squirrel, wild turkey, California quail, and dove may be present.

Facilities: None

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

The watershed for Rector Reservoir is a rocky landscape that has been used by the public for hiking, wildlife viewing, hunting and angling. Historical use of the area has been for conservation of wildlife habitat and watershed protection. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998.

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)

Napa County

Northeast of Yountville

Access: East side of Silverado Trail north of Yountville Cross Road, and south of Napa County maintenance yard.

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