Miner Slough Wildlife Area


The Miner Slough Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1981. It is 37 acres with approximately 10 acres remaining above the water at high tide, making up one small island and a narrow peninsula extending from Prospect Island. It includes excellent riparian vegetation of willows, cottonwoods, tules, and blackberries. This habitat supports a variety of wildlife species, including beaver, black-crowned night heron, and a variety of shorebirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Fishing in sloughs is primarily for catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, and striped bass.

For more information, call the Bay Delta Region Fairfield office at (707) 428-2002.

Recreational Opportunities

Boating Access Wildlife Viewing Fishing Hunting with Shotguns Waterfowl Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, fishing, and hunting


Type C: Miner Slough 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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Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Solano County

north of Rio Vista

Access: Access is by boat only. The area is located about 10 miles North of Rio Vista at the junction of Miner Slough and Cache Slough, southeast of the entrance to the Sacramento Deep Water Channel; east of Ryer Island and Highway 84. A boat ramp is available at Rio Vista or off Hwy 84 at the bridge onto Prospect Island near the north end of Ryer Island.

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