French Valley Wildlife Area


French Valley Wildlife Area is 702 acres of coastal sage scrub, southern willow scrub, grasslands, eucalyptus woodlands, and prior dry-land farming agricultural lands. It has rolling hills with elevations from 1,300'-1,600'. It was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 2007.

For more information, call the area at (951) 990-6879 or the Inland Deserts Region Ontario office at (909) 484-0167.

Recreational Opportunities

wildlife viewing hunting with shotgun quail hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, hiking, and hunting

Hunting: Dove, quail, and rabbits may be present.

Type C: French Valley 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.

Shotguns, hunting only on west side of Buck Road. Closed to hunting February 1 - August 31.

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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Inland Deserts Region (Region 6)

Riverside County

5 miles northeast of Temecula, south of Lake Skinner

Access: From Temecula head north on Interstate 15 to Hwy 79 North to Benton Road, turn east, then south on Washington Street which becomes Borel Road. Turn south on Buck Road. Or, take Rancho California Road northeast from I-15 to Buck Road and turn left. Entry off of Buck Road.

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