California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area - Colusa County

Pheasant Hunting Quail Hunting Deer Hunting Allowed Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotgun Allowed Hunting with Bow and Arrow Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location/Directions: Colusa County - approximately 3 miles northeast of Colusa.

Phone Number: (916) 358-2900

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

Area Regulations:

  • The use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is prohibited
  • Camping and trailers are not allowed
  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed

Access: Travel north from Colusa on River Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn east (right) on Laux Road and travel for 1.5 miles. Access is on the south side of Laux Road.

Description: This 1,248 acre wildlife area is mostly grasslands. Several rows of willows and cottonwood trees line the eastern edge of the property. Excess water is diverted into the area from the Sacramento River during high flows in the winter. The vegetation on the area may be removed for maintenance purposes. The area provides a significant amount of cover for mammals and both resident and migratory birds.

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

  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are permitted.

Hunting: Allowed daily during open seasons for all legal species. Hunting opportunities are mostly for upland game, including deer, pheasant, snipe, and dove.

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