Waukell Creek Wildlife Area


The 28-acre Waukell Creek Wildlife Area is a long, narrow parcel of land situated on the east side of Highway 101, and was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1993. The dominating feature is the willow- and cottonwood-lined Waukell Creek, which flows through the property from south to north, and enters the Klamath River a short distance north of the Wildlife Area boundary.

The area is of importance mainly for water- and riparian-associated wildlife, including waterfowl, waders, songbirds, and beavers. This riparian corridor also supports resident rainbow trout, and the occasional Roosevelt elk.

For more information, call the area at (707) 464-2523 or the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.

Recreational Opportunities

Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Hunting with Shotguns

Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and waterfowl hunting


Type C: Waukell Creek 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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Northern Region (Region 1)

Del Norte County

approximately 65 miles north of Eureka, and 22 miles south of Crescent City

Access: From Eureka head north on Highway 101. The Wildlife Area is located on the east side of the highway, just south of the Klamath River at its confluence with Waukell Creek.

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