Fitzhugh Creek Wildlife Area

stream flowing through grassy meadow with conifer trees in background


The approximately 2,100-acre Fitzhugh Creek Wildlife Area provides public access for hunting and fishing on excellent wetland, riparian, and riverine habitat. The area provides important winter and summer range for deer and antelope, as well as habitat for the Modoc sucker. Typical species which can be seen here include songbirds, upland game birds, and birds of prey. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2004.

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

Recreational Opportunities

fishing Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting

Activities: trout fishing, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Very rough 5 miles of road can only be accessed by 4 wheel drive. Locked gate at entrance to wildlife area permits only foot access.

Hunting: Deer and upland game may be present.

Type C: Fitzhugh Creek 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.

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Northern Region (Region 1)

Modoc County

8 miles east of Highway 395, southeast of Alturas

Directions: Highway 395 south of Alturas to Parker Creek Road (County Road 56) to Road 57 to Pine Creek Boulevard, past Pine Creek Wildlife Area.

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