California Department of Fish and Wildlife

O'Neill Forebay Wildlife Area - Merced County

restrooms Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Quail Hunting Allowed Pheasant Hunting Allowed Hunting with Shotgun Allowed Hunting with bow and arrow Allowed
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Location: 10 miles W of Los Banos and 2 miles south of Santa Nella, W of Hwy 33.

Phone Number: (209) 826-0463

Map: Directional Map (PDF)    Directional Map (2) (PDF)

Description: 700 acres consisting of eight miles of artificial waterways and riparian habitat including four small shallow ponds. Foot access only. Gray fox, cottontail, 127 species of birds.

Special Restrictions: Limited to shotguns and archery equipment. No shotgun slugs, rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.

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.