California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Butler Slough Ecological Reserve - Tehama County

Wildlife Viewing
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Location: Tehama County - approximately 6 miles southeast of Red Bluff

Phone Number: (530) 225-2300

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: Camping, hunting, and fishing are not permitted.

Access: From Red Bluff, take Highway 99 south approximately 6 miles to Electric Avenue; turn left on Electric Avenue and proceed a short distance the Reserve.

Description: The Butler Slough Ecological Reserve is 54 acres of riparian and wetland habitat, some of which is reclaimed prune orchard. Antelope Creek borders the property to the east, and Butler Slough borders on the west. Remnants of once extensive valley oak riparian forest are found on the Reserve, surrounded by open grasslands. Natural restoration of the valley oak forest is evident.

Recreational Use:

  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are permitted. Species dependent upon riparian forests, and which may be seen here include valley elderberry longhorn beetles, bald eagles, peregrine falcon, Cooper's hawk, osprey, flycatchers, river otters, foxes, bobcats, ringtails, and brush rabbits.

Hunting: Not allowed

Facilities: None

PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.

KC/WLB 6/09