Cinder Flats Wildlife Area


The Cinder Flats Wildlife Area consists of 720 acres of pine and oak woodland, with open flats of juniper and sagebrush. This woodland is a nesting habitat for bald eagles and a winter range for black-tailed and mule deer. There are also excellent opportunities to see bears, mountain lions, badgers, and bobcats.

For more information, call the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Quail Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Hunting: Deer, rabbits, California and mountain quail, and dove may be present.

Type C: Cinder Flats 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.

Area History

The property, once called Conrad Ranch, has historically been used for livestock grazing. In 1975, the ranch was placed on the real estate market, and because of its exceptional wildlife values, the Wildlife Conservation Board acquired it in 1977. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission that same year. A year later, a $10,000 California Duck Stamp project was approved calling for construction of waterfowl nesting islands.

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Northern Region (Region 1)

Shasta County

about 10 air miles northeast of Burney, off Highway 299

Access: From Redding go 58 miles east on Highway 299, then 4 miles south on Cassel Road to town of Cassel, then east 2 miles on Cassel Fall River Road, then 2 miles north on dirt road.

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