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Santa Rosa Wildlife Area


Santa Rosa Wildlife Area is approximately 101,500 acres with very steep terrain. Vegetation consists of scrub and succulent plants. This area is habitat for the largest herd of protected penninsular bighorn sheep in the U.S., and was acquired to protect their habitat. It was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1983. A refuge and ecological reserve are adjacent to this area to protect habitat and species. The golden eagle and prairie falcon can also be found here.

For more information, call the area at (760) 200-9174 or the Inland Deserts Region Bishop office at (760) 872-1171.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer 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: wildlife viewing and hunting

Hunting: Deer, rabbits, and quail may be present.

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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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

15 miles southwest of Indio

Directions: Approximately 10 miles south of Indio on Hwy 86, take trail west to Martinez Canyon.

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