California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Santa Rosa Wildlife Area - Riverside County

Deer Hunting Allowed Wildlife Viewing quail hunting allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: 15 miles SW of Indio. Directions: Approx 10 miles S of Indio on Hwy 86, take trail W to Martinez Canyon.

Phone Number: (760) 200-9174

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Description: 103,862 acres. Vegetation consists of scrub and succulent plants. This area is habitat for the largest herd of protected penninsular bighorn sheep in the U.S. A refuge and ecological reserve are adjacent to this area to protect habitat and species. The golden eagle and prairie falcon can also be found here.

Information: Very steep terrain. Hunting: deer, rabbits, quail.

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.