California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Green Creek Wildlife Area - Mono County

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The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: 8 miles south of Bridgeport on Green Creek Road

Phone Number: (760) 872-1171

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Access: From Bridgeport head south on Hwy 395 for 8 miles to Green Creek Road. Continue southwest on Green Creek Road, a dirt road, for approximately 4 miles. The northern boundary of the wildlife area begins at the southern part of Dynamo Pond.

Description: 720 acres of aspen, Jefferey pine, riparian, bitterbrush and sage habitat. Sloping valleys and high mountain meadow with an elevation up to 7,400 feet. Three miles of Green Creek runs through the wildlife area. The riparian and meadow habitat provides an excellent mule deer migration corridor and fawning area. Deer, black bear, beaver, bald eagle, grouse, mountain quail, and limited numbers of waterfowl are found here. Green Creek supports brown, rainbow and brook trout.

Dynamo Pond was originally built in the 1890s to serve as a water supply for a hydroelectric plant to provide electricity to Bodie, now a historic ghost town owned by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The wildlife area is surrounded by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Toiyabe National Forest lands. Two miles to the west is the Hoover Wilderness Area and 6 miles west is the Yosemite National Park boundary.

Outdoor California Article: "Green Creek Wildlife Area" (PDF) or Text Only by Robert Waldron © 2001

Recreational Use: Type C wildlife area

  • The area is open to hunting, hiking, photography, and bird watching.
  • Hunting is allowed daily during open seasons for legal game species.
  • Public lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management can be accessed from this wildlife area.

Hunting: Mountain quail, black bear, deer

Fishing: Green Creek for brown, rainbow and brook trout.

Camping: Forest Service's Green Creek Campground is approximately one mile further south. To the west and north is BLM land.

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.

Photos

These are a few pictures taken at the Green Creek Wildlife Area. Click on any picture to view a larger version.

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