California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Clear Lake Wildlife Area - Lake County

Fishing Allowed Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Shotgun hunting allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Lake County - north end of Clear Lake, adjacent to Rodman Slough north of the Nice-Lucerne cutoff.

Phone Number: (916) 358-2900

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)     Topographic Map (PDF)

Area Regulations: Camping is not allowed.

Special Restrictions: Rifles & pistols prohibited.

Access: This area is readily accessible by boat only. Public launch sites located in Lakeport, Lakeside Park, Clear Lake State Park, Clearlake Oaks, and Lucerne.

Description: This area is one of the most significant bioregions of Lake County, comprised of a combination of oak covered hills, dense tule marsh, and an extensive riparian habitat system. This habitat mix provides for a wide diversity of aquatic and terrestrial species of wildlife including herons, red-tailed hawks, osprey, songbirds, waterfowl, deer, gray fox, bobcat, and coyote. Rodman Slough also serves as an important breeding and nursery area for numerous fish species including black bass, black and white crappie, and catfish.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area - no permits, passes, or reservations are required.

  • Fishing is allowed during open season within the boundaries of the wildlife area.
  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are allowed.

Hunting: Permitted during open season for all legal species. This is an extremely small wildlife area, totaling 97 acres.

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 08/09