White Slough Wildlife Area


White Slough Wildlife Area is 880 acres of man-made ditches, canals (borrow ponds), freshwater marshes, grassland / upland, and riparian habitat. Ponds were created during the construction of I-5. The nine ponds are, for the most part, not contiguous to each other.

Past uses included agricultural practices like cattle grazing and growing row crops. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission in 1980.

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

Recreational Opportunities

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Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and hunting

Hunting: pheasant, quail, dove and waterfowl can be found here.

Type C: White 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.

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 link opens in new windowWaterfowl, 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 : 7/30/2020 1:46:37 PM
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Bay Delta Region (Region 3)

San Joaquin County

8 miles West of Lodi, about 13 miles north of Stockton

Directions: Ponds are located west of and parallel to I-5. Pond 5 is on Walnut Grove Road. Pond 6 is on Woodbridge Road, take the Peltier Road exit to Thornton Road to Woodbridge Road. Ponds 7 & 8 are reached via Hwy 12 west of I-5 to Guard Road to Cotta Road. Ponds 9-13 are south of Hwy 12 and accessed via Thornton Road to a frontage road.

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