San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area


CDFW Wildlife Area Operational Changes due to COVID-19
The Department plans to operate wildlife areas to provide recreational opportunities while keeping the public and Department staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check the Department’s Closure Page for updates.


The 448-acre San Luis Obispo Wildlife Area was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1984. It was acquired for use as a public shooting area/range, and is closed to all other visitor uses.

The portion of the property not used for the public shooting and related facility development serves as both a buffer zone to adjacent lands and as open space for the protection and enhancement of resident wildlife populations. The area is grassland and is generally devoid of trees and brush, with the exception of riparian vegetation along a small stream which runs through the center of the property.

For more information, call the Central Region Fresno office at (559) 243-4005.

Recreational Opportunities

Activities: shooting area/range


Type C: San Luis Obispo 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.

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) booklet for both statewide and property-specific regulations. A searchable Property-specific regulations table is also available online.

Last update : 9/9/2021 4:26:52 PM
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Central Region (Region 4)

San Luis Obispo County

approximately 5 miles west of San Luis Obispo, on Hwy 1 

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