California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Crocker Meadows Wildlife Area - Plumas County

Waterfowl Hunting Quail Hunting Hiking Trails Wild Pig Hunting Allowed Deer Hunting Allowed Wildlife Viewing
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Location: Plumas County - 5 miles east of Portola and three miles north of Beckwourth in the northwest corner of Sierra Valley.

Phone Number: (916) 358-2900

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)    Area Topographic (PDF)    North Unit Topographic (PDF)    South Unit Topographic (PDF)

Area Regulations: Camping is not allowed

Access: From the town of Beckwourth, take County Road 111 (Beckwourth Genesee Road) north to the South Unit of the Wildlife Area; to reach the North Unit, continue further north on County Road 111. Adjacent public lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management can be accessed from this Wildlife Area.

Description: This 1,732 acre wildlife area provides ideal conditions for deer foraging and fawning. The area is mostly montane chaparral habitat dominated by sagebrush and bitterbrush. Pockets of black oak and yellow pine can be found at the lower elevations. At the upper elevations, wet meadow habitat is found in Crocker Meadow. Two seasonal streams drain the property. Common wildlife species include mule deer, mountain quail, jackrabbit, coyote, gray fox, raccoon, and a variety of hawks.

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

  • The area is open to hiking, photography, and birdwatching

Hunting: Permitted for deer, pig, tree squirrel, waterfowl, quail, grouse, 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 8/09