California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Shasta Valley Wildlife Area - Siskiyou County

Wildlife Viewing Access for people with disabilities Hiking restrooms fishing Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Pheasant Hunting Allowed Quail Hunting Allowed

Location: Siskiyou County - Approximately 8 miles east of Yreka, and 1.5 mile east of Montague.

Phone Number: (530) 459-3926

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)   Public Use Map (PDF)   Hunt Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: Only electric boat motors are allowed.

Access: From Montague proceed 1-½ mi E on Ball Mountain/Little Shasta Road to the Wildlife Area headquarters entrance.

Description: This Wildlife Area contains 4,657 acres of Great Basin juniper woodland, riparian forest, seasonal wetlands and crop lands, with Mt. Shasta as a backdrop. Three lakes within this area provide trout fishing.

Outdoor California Article: "The Greater Sandhill Cranes of Shasta Valley" (PDF) or Text Only by R. Robert Smith © 1999

Trout Lake at Shasta Valley

Trout Lake at Shasta Valley
Photo courtesy of the California Wildlife Conservation Board

Recreational Use: Type B Wildlife Area.

  • Fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing are allowed. Deer, porcupines, and coyotes among the mammals that can be seen. Sandhill cranes, waterfowl, hawks, and shorebirds are commonly seen at Shasta Valley. See attached birding checklist for more information on the wide variety of bird species supported by this area.

Hunting: waterfowl, snipe, coots, moorhens, pheasants, quail, and doves are permitted

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 09/02