Bass Hill Wildlife Area


This wildlife area consists of approximately 5,600 acres of rolling hills, mostly of sagebrush and grasslands. The area was acquired to preserve winter range for the Bass Hill sub-herd of the Doyle deer herd. Coyotes, California and mountain quail, and golden eagles can also be seen here. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1977.

For more information, call the area at (530) 340-6808 or the Northern Region's Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Deer Hunting Waterfowl Hunting Quail Hunting Hunting with Shotguns Bow Hunting Wildlife Viewing

Activities: hunting, wildlife viewing, and birdwatching


A CDFW Lands Pass must be in possession by each visitor who is 16 years of age or older, however, visitors who are in possession of a valid California hunting or fishing license in their name are exempt from this requirement. Lands passes may be purchased on-line, by phone at (800) 565-1458, or in-person at locations wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

School and organized youth groups, including accompanying adults, are exempt from the lands pass requirement, but should contact the area to schedule a field trip at least two weeks in advance.

Hunting: Deer, rabbit, waterfowl, quail, and dove may be present. The Egan Unit shall be open to the use of shotguns, archery equipment or muzzle-loading weapons, for all hunting seasons.

Type C: Bass Hill Wildlife Area does not require the purchase of a hunting pass for entry. Entry permits and/or passes or special drawing may be required for hunting on some Type C wildlife areas.

Facilities: None

NOTE: Visitors are responsible for knowing and complying with all regulations pertaining to the use of Department lands.

Please refer to the Public Uses on State and Federal Lands section of the Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)Waterfowl, Upland Game, and Public Use Regulations (PDF)(opens in new tab) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations.

Last update : 2/14/2023 11:35:25 AM
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Northern Region (Region 1)

Lassen County

6 miles southeast of Susanville, adjacent to Highway 395

Access: From Highway 395, either Byers Pass Road, Sunnyside Road or Bass Hill Road.

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