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Willow Creek Wildlife Area


Willow Creek Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1990. It is approximately 2,700 acres of meadows, wetlands, and shallow marshes, and is a major source of water for Honey Lake. Extensive stands of tule occupy the lower meadows, and numerous streams and channels meander through the area. The meadows provide habitat for upland species such as grouse, quail, and pronghorn antelope. Nesting waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and shorebirds all provide excellent viewing opportunities.

For more information, call the area at (530) 254-6644 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

wildlife viewing waterfowl hunting

PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, please refer to the CDFW Public Lands Regulations (PDF). All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Water levels may vary seasonally and can be severely reduced by drought conditions.

Water Map (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, and moorhens may be present.

Facilities: None

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

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

map of Willow Creek WA location

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Northern Region (Region 1)

Lassen County

north of Susanville

Access: From the town of Susanville proceed 16 miles north on Highway 139.

Topographical Map (PDF)

CDFW Lands Viewer