California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Mendota Wildlife Area - Fresno County

fishing boating Hunting with Shotgun Allowed Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Pheasant Hunting Allowed

ANNOUNCEMENT: Flood up maps are current as of 08/18/2014.  Due to changing weather, water availability and management needs, the flood up schedule may change at any time.

Location/Directions: 3 miles S of Mendota near Whites Bridge. Proceed S and E from Mendota on Hwy 180 3 miles to Whites Bridge.

Phone Number: (559) 655-4645

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)     Hunt Map (PDF)

Description: 11,802 acres consisting of flatlands and floodplain. Camping allowed only at hunter check station during waterfowl season.

Special access blind site available for mobility impaired hunters. (559) 655-4645

Outdoor California Article: "Mendota Wildlife Area: A Key Habitat in the San Joaquin Valley" (PDF) or Text Only by Robert J. Huddleston © 2001

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.