California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Putah Creek Wildlife Area - Solano County

Wild Pig Hunting Allowed Big Game Hunting Allowed Turkey Hunting Allowed Quail Hunting Allowed fishing Wildlife Viewing Hiking Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Solano County - 10 miles west of Winters.

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)   Directional Map (with Fishing Access) (PDF)

Area Regulations:

  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Hunting is not permitted in the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve section.

Access: Highway 128 to just east of the Monticello dam. Watch for parking on west side of road but use caution as this parking occurs on a sharp turn in the road. Trailhead is south of the parking area, across Highway 128.

Description: 670 acres of gently sloping to steep hillsides of cottonwood riparian, blue oak woodland, and chamise chaparral natural communities. Just a few of the species supported by these habitats include California towhee, Bullock's oriole, and black-headed grosbeak. Please see the attached bird checklist for additional bird species in the area. This area is just downstream of the Monticello dam, where Cold Creek enters Putah Creek, and includes Stebbins' Cold Canyon Reserve.

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

  • Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and birdwatching are allowed.

Hunting: Allowed for deer, wild pig, tree squirrel, rabbit, wild turkey, California quail, and dove during open season for those species from the opening of deer season through January 31.

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.


Photos taken at the Putah Creek Wildlife Area

These are a few pictures taken at the Putah Creek Wildlife Area. Click on any picture to view the full size version.

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