California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Pine Creek Wildlife Area - Modoc County

Wildlife Viewing Restrooms Available ADA Access fishing Quail Hunting Allowed Deer Hunting Allowed
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Location: Modoc County - 6 miles southeast of Alturas off Highway 395

Phone Number: (530) 225-2300

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Access: Highway 395 south of Alturas to Parker Creek Road (County Road 56) to County Road 56, to Pine Creek Boulevard.

Special Restrictions: No camping is allowed.

Description: This 2,009 acre Wildlife Area includes a 25 acre reservoir. The habitat supports wild trout and is also stocked with hatchery raised trout. This area is critical deer and antelope winter range.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Trout fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing are permitted. This area provides opportunities for viewing bald and golden eagles, Swainson's hawk, prairie falcon, grouse, and sandhill crane. Many songbirds use this area for nesting seasonally.

Hunting: Deer, pronghorn, rabbit, quail, and dove are allowed during those seasons.

Facilities: Wheelchair access restrooms and fishing platform.

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 02/09