California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Honey Lake Wildlife Area - Lassen County

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Location: Lassen County - about 20 miles east of Susanville.

Phone Number: (530) 254-6644

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)    Detailed Location Map (PDF)    Dakin Unit Hunt Map (PDF)    Fleming Unit Hunt Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions:

  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed. No person shall enter or leave the wildlife area except at designated entry points.
  • Water levels may vary seasonally
  • Severe drought and low ground water levels have made flooding wetland units very difficult for the upcoming 2013-14 waterfowl opener.

Access: From Susanville, proceed east on Highway 395 approximately 20 miles; at Mapes Road turn right, and proceed 3 miles to DFG Road; turn east for 1.5 miles to CDFW office.

Description: 7,667 acres of sagebrush surrounding a shallow lake in the Great Basin Desert. Alkali tolerant vegetation line the banks. This wetland supports many migratory birds including tundra swans.

Recreational Use: Type B Wildlife Area

  • Wildlife viewing and birdwatching are excellent, with opportunities to see hundreds of migratory and nesting waterfowl, birds of prey, and passerines, sandhill cranes, beavers, pronghorn antelope, and deer.

Hunting: Rabbits, waterfowl, coots, moorhens, snipe, pheasants, quail, and dove are all permitted in season.

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.

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