California Department of Fish and Wildlife

West Hilmar Wildlife Area - Merced & Stanislaus Counties

Quail Hunting Allowed Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Pheasant Hunting Allowed Wildlife Viewing
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: On the E side of the San Joaquin River, approx. 4 miles downstream from Hills Ferry.

Phone Number: (209) 826-0463

Map: Directional Map (PDF)    Directional Map (More Detail) (PDF)

Description: 340 acres of oaks, cottonwoods and grasslands. The Great blue heron and great egret are common here. This area is accessible by boat only.

Special Restrictions: 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.