California Department of Fish and Wildlife

French Valley Wildlife Area - Riverside County

Hunting with Shotgun allowed Quail Hunting allowed
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Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed. Hunting only on west side of Buck Road. Closed to hunting February 1 - August 31

Location: 5 miles northeast of Temecula, south of Lake Skinner in Riverside County.

Phone Number: (760) 200-9174

Access: From Temecula head north on Interstate 15 to Hwy 79 North to Benton Road, turn east, then south on Washington Street which becomes Borel Road. Turn south on Buck Road. Or take Rancho California Road northeast from I-15 to Buck Road and turn left. Entry off of Buck Road.

Description: 702 acres of coastal sage scrub, southern willow scrub, grasslands, eucalyptus woodlands and prior dry-land farming agricultural lands. Rolling hills with elevations from 1,300'-1,600'.

Recreational Use: Type C wildlife area.

Hunting: Dove, quail, rabbits.

Method of take: Shotguns only

Opportunities for hiking, birdwatching

Camping is not allowed

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.