Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area


The approximately 1,200-acre Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area is mostly grasslands. Several rows of willows and cottonwood trees line the eastern edge of the property. This area plays a role in local flood management when excess water is diverted into the area from the Sacramento River during high flows in the winter. The area provides a significant amount of cover for mammals and both resident and migratory birds, and the property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993.

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

Recreational Opportunities

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

Hunting: Opportunities are mostly for upland game, including deer, pheasant, snipe, and dove.

Type C: Colusa Bypass 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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North Central Region (Region 2)

Colusa County

approximately 3 miles northeast of Colusa

Access: Travel north from Colusa on River Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn east (right) on Laux Road and travel for 1.5 miles. Access is on the south side of Laux Road.

Aerial View (PDF)

Topographic Map (PDF)

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