California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Miner Slough Wildlife Area - Solano County

fishing waterfowl Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotgun Allowed
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Location: Solano County - north of Rio Vista

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Area Regulations:

  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed
  • Camping and trailers are not allowed

Access: Miner Slough Wildlife Area can be accessed by boat only. Located about 10 miles North of Rio Vista at the junction of Miner Slough and Cache Slough, southeast of the entrance to the Sacramento Deep Water Channel; east of Ryer Island and Highway 84. A boat ramp is available at Rio Vista or off Hwy 84 at the bridge onto Prospect Island near the north end of Ryer Island.

Description: The area is 37 acres in size with approximately 10 acres remaining above the water at high tide, making up one small island and a narrow peninsula extending from Prospect Island. Excellent riparian vegetation of willows, cottonwoods, tules, and blackberries exist. This habitat supports a variety of wildlife species, including beaver, black-crowned night heron, and a variety of waterfowl.

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

  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing for shorebirds, waterfowl, and raptors.
  • Fishing in sloughs primarily for catfish, large mouth bass, crappie, striped bass.

Hunting: Allowed for waterfowl during open season.

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