California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area - Napa County

Deer Hunting Allowed Wildlife Viewing Turkey Hunting Allowed Quail Hunting Allowed
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Location: Napa County - Northeast of Yountville

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Area Regulations:

  • Camping and trailers are not allowed

Special Restrictions:

  • Campfires are prohibited

Description: This 340 acres Wildlife Area of oak woodland and mixed chaparral vegetation are owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. These plant communities supports approximately 27 species of mammals, 40 species of birds, and 14 species of reptiles and amphibians. Among these are both prairie and peregrine falcon, Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks, red-legged frogs, and northwestern pond turtles. The watershed area immediately surrounding the reservoir is also owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is not open to the public.

Access: East side of Silverado Trail north of Yountville Cross Road, and south of Napa County maintenance yard.

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

Hunting: Authorized for all legal species. Hunting allowed daily during open seasons for deer, wild pig, rabbit, tree squirrel, wild turkey, California quail, and dove, from the opening of archery deer season through the last day of spring turkey 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