California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Merrill's Landing Wildlife Area - Tehama County

boating Wildlife Viewing Pheasant Hunting Allowed Turkey Hunting Allowed Quail Hunting Allowed
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Location: Tehama County - 13 miles northwest of Chico on the Sacramento River

Phone Number: (530) 225-2300

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Description: This 296 acres of high terrace riparian habitat contains a large river island, and supports a heron rookery as well as a diversity of bird and mammal species.

Access: This Wildlife Area has boat-in access only

Special Restrictions: No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed; camping is not allowed.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are allowed

Hunting: Turkey, pheasant, quail, and dove are allowed during open seasons.

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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