Clear Lake Wildlife Area


The 97-acre Clear Lake Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2004. This area is one of the most significant bioregions of Lake County, comprised of a combination of oak covered hills, dense tule marsh, and an extensive riparian habitat system. This habitat mix provides for a wide diversity of aquatic and terrestrial species of wildlife including herons, red-tailed hawks, osprey, songbirds, waterfowl, deer, gray fox, bobcat, and coyote. Rodman Slough also serves as an important breeding and nursery area for numerous fish species including black bass, black and white crappie, and catfish.

For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.

Recreational Opportunities

fishing Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Hunting with Shotguns

Activities: fishing (seasonal), wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting


Type C: Clear Lake 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.

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

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You may not operate a drone on CDFW Lands without a Special Use Permit.

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North Central Region (Region 2)

Lake County

north end of Clear Lake, adjacent to Rodman Slough north of the Nice-Lucerne cutoff

Access: By boat. Public launch sites located in Lakeport, Lakeside Park, Clear Lake State Park, Clearlake Oaks, and Lucerne.

Topographic Map (PDF)

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