California Department of Fish and Wildlife

San Luis Reservoir Wildlife Area - Merced & Santa Clara Counties

restrooms Deer Hunting Allowed Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotgun Allowed Hunting with Bow and Arrow Allowed Quail hunting Allowed Wild Pig Hunting Allowed
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Location: 30 miles E of Gilroy, on the S side of Pacheco Pass, along Hwy 152.

Phone Number: (209) 826-0463

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

Description: 902 acres, of steep oak-grassland habitat, typical of the inner coastal range. Foot access only. Several mammals are found on the area, including gray fox, black-tailed deer and wild pigs. 101 species of birds have been recorded in the area. This is also a good area for observing spring wild flowers.

Special Restrictions: Limited to shotguns and archery equipment. No 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.