California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area - Lassen & Sierra Counties

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Location: Lassen and Sierra Counties - approximately 15 miles north of Reno and 11 miles east of Loyalton.


Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area

Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area
Photo courtesy of the California Wildlife Conservation Board


Phone Number: (916) 358-2900

Maps: Directional Map (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.

Special Restrictions:

  • Camp fires are prohibited
  • Horses and bicycles are prohibited
  • Dogs are allowed for hunting only
  • Area is closed to public entry from February 1 through June 30.

Access: From Reno travel north on Highway 395 approximately 15 miles. Enter through a double gate on the west side of the highway about 2 miles north of the California-Nevada state line.

Description: This 13,314 acre wildlife area sits at approximately 5,200 feet in elevation. The land is gently sloping and all but the highest portions are dominated by sagebrush and bitterbrush. Several hundred acres were burned in a 1986 wildfire and are being rehabilitated. Other more recent fires, and a century of heavy livestock grazing has resulted in fair to poor vegetation conditions. Long Valley Creek drains from south to north through the property and terminates in Honey Lake, southeast of Susanville in Lassen County. This area serves as a key migration corridor for part of the Loyalton-Truckee deer herd.

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

  • Opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, and nature photography are outstanding. Mammals which occur here include coyote, gray fox, bobcat, and possibly badger. The Long Valley area is wintering habitat for golden eagles, red-tailed and rough-legged hawks.
  • There are no resources for fishing.

Hunting: Open seasons exist between July 1 and January 31 for deer, rabbit, quail, and dove.

Facilities: None

Management Plan: Notice of Availability and Intent to Consider an Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the Draft Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area Land Management Plan

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.


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