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Surprise Valley Wildlife Area


Surprise Valley Wildlife Area is 460 acres of rolling to rocky hills of sagebrush and juniper habitat. This area is occasionally frequented by bobcat, coyote, and birds of prey. The property was purchased by the Wildlife Conservation Board in 1978 to preserve part of the winter range of the Warner Mountain deer herd, and was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1979.

For more information, call the area at (530) 233-3581 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Quail Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, hunting, and seasonal camping in south parking area

Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Deer, rabbit, and quail 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.

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)

Modoc County

on the western edge of Surprise Valley, approximately nine miles south of Cedarville

Access: From Cedarville take Surprise Valley Road south 9 miles.

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