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) 340-6808 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.