Doyle Wildlife Area


This wildlife area gets its name from the nearby town of Doyle. It was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1968. It is made up of approximately 10,400 acres of foothills and alluvial terraces. The habitats present include Great basin shrub types, with riparian habitat along Long Valley Creek. Common plant species includes bitterbrush, curl-leaf mountain mahogany, big sage, and California juniper. Many of these plant species are important in the diet of the local deer population. Wildlife includes waterfowl, bobcats, coyotes, badgers, and various raptor species.

For more information, call the area at (530) 254-6644 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Waterfowl Hunting Quail Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hunting

Hunting: Deer, rabbit, waterfowl, quail, and dove may be present.

Type C: Doyle 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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Northern Region (Region 1)

Lassen County

just southeast of Honey Lake off Highway 395

Access: 2 miles north of Doyle at Laver Crossing, County Road 346, east of Hwy 395 to Hackstaff Rd.

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