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Shasta Valley Wildlife Area

image of Trout Lake at Shasta Valley
Trout Lake at Shasta Valley
Photo courtesy of the California Wildlife Conservation Board


The Shasta Valley Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1991. It contains approximately 4,700 acres of Great Basin juniper woodland, riparian forest, seasonal wetlands, and crop lands, with Mt. Shasta as a backdrop. Sandhill cranes, waterfowl, raptors, and shorebirds are commonly seen at Shasta Valley. Deer, porcupines, and coyotes are among the mammals that can be seen.  There are three deep water reservoirs and numerous seasonal wetlands on the wildlife area.

For more information, call the area at (530) :459-3926 or the Northern Region's Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing Hiking Trails Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Pheasant Hunting Quail Hunting Restrooms 

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

Passes: A CDFW Lands Pass must be carried by each visitor who is 16 years of age or older, however, visitors who are carrying a valid California hunting or fishing license in their name are exempt from this requirement. Lands passes may be purchased on-line, by phone at (800) 565-1458, or in-person at locations wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Lands passes cannot be substituted for Wildlife Area Hunting Passes, which are required for adult hunters on Type-A and Type-B wildlife areas.
School and organized youth groups, including accompanying adults, are exempt from the lands pass requirement, but need to contact the area to schedule a field trip.

NOTICE: Non-hunting public use is only allowed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during waterfowl season. Access is walk-in only from the Headquarters entrance gate during the hunting season from October 1 through January 31.

link opens in new windowPublic Use Map (PDF)

Fishing: Two of the reservoirs, Trout Lake and Bass Lake, provide angling opportunities for rainbow trout and largemouth bass. Trout Lake provides a trophy fishery for both Eagle rainbow trout and largemouth bass.

link opens in new windowShasta Valley Birding Checklist (PDF)

Type B Wildlife Area - Restricted hunter access during waterfowl season. A Type A or Type B season hunting pass must be purchased in advance and presented for an entry permit.

Hunting: Waterfowl, snipe, coots, moorhens, pheasants, quail, and doves may be present.

link opens in new windowHunt Map (PDF)

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.

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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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Northern Region (Region 1)

Siskiyou County

Approximately 8 miles east of Yreka, and 1.5 mile east of Montague

Access: Access is walk-in only from the Headquarters entrance gate during the hunting season from October 1 thru January 31. From Montague proceed 1.5 miles east on Ball Mountain / Little Shasta Road.

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