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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 Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing Hiking Trails Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Pheasant Hunting Quail Hunting Restrooms Disabled Access - call for details

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

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.

Public 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.

Shasta 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.

Hunt Map (PDF)

Facilities: None

Related Documents

Outdoor California Article

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

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

Shasta Valley WA

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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. From Montague proceed 1-½ mi E on Ball Mountain/Little Shasta Road.

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