Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area


The 433-acre Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area of oak woodland and mixed chaparral vegetation is owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and managed by CDFW. These plant communities support approximately 27 species of mammals, 40 species of birds, and 14 species of reptiles and amphibians. Among these are both prairie and peregrine falcon, Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks, red-legged frogs, and northwestern pond turtles. The watershed area immediately surrounding the reservoir is also owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is not open to the public.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting Wild Pig Hunting Turkey Hunting Quail Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing and hunting

Hunting: Deer, wild pig, rabbit, tree squirrel, wild turkey, California quail, and dove may be present.

Type C: Rector Reservoir 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.

Area History

The watershed for Rector Reservoir is a rocky landscape that has been used by the public for hiking, wildlife viewing, hunting and angling. Historical use of the area has been for conservation of wildlife habitat and watershed protection. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1998.

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Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

Napa County

Northeast of Yountville

Access: East side of Silverado Trail north of Yountville Cross Road, and south of Napa County maintenance yard.

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