Stone Corral Ecological Reserve


The 981-acre Stone Corral Ecological Reserve includes northern hardpan vernal pools and related habitats. Stone Corral provides winter and spring wetland habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds, and has the potential to support reintroduced native plant species. Units include Yettern and Sequoia Field.

The purpose of the acquisition is to protect and maintain the sensitive vernal pool natural community in the Cottonwood Creek drainage. In this vicinity, the foothills are primarily used for grazing while the valley is devoted to intensive agriculture with the predominate use being orchards.  Acquisition prevented the parcel from being developed to intensive agricultural use, thus preserving its wildlife values. The property was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 1995.

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

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Deer Hunting

Activities: wildlife viewing, hunting

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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Central Region (Region 4)

Tulare County

Directions: Yettem Unit - Hwy 63 to 201. East on 201 about 3 mi until power lines cross road, east of Yettem. Reserve on each side. Sequoia Field Unit - Hwy 63 between Ave 352 and 368. Reserve is on west side of Hwy. Access by foot through gate.

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