California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Butte Valley Wildlife Area - Siskiyou County

Wildlife Viewing restrooms Hiking Allowed Pheasant Hunting Allowed Waterfowl Hunting Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Siskiyou County - 5 miles west of Macdoel and Highway 97

Phone Number: (530) 398-4627

Map: Directional Map (PDF)   Hunting Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: Boats with motors are prohibited.

Description: 13,392 acres of wetlands, sage flats, and farmlands, including 4,000 acre Meiss Lake

Access: From Highway 97 just south of Macdoel, go 5 miles west on Meiss Lake Road

Recreational Use: Type B Area

  • Camping, hiking, and wildlife viewing are permitted. A great area for viewing waterfowl, bald eagles and sandhill cranes. See attached birding checklist for additional information on bird species seen at Butte Valley.

Hunting: waterfowl, coots, moorhens, snipe, pheasant and doves is permitted during open seasons.

Facilities: Camping

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.