Butte Valley Wildlife Area - Siskiyou County
  • Siskiyou County - 5 miles west of Macdoel and Highway 97
Special Restrictions:
  • Boats with motors are prohibited.
  • 13,392 acres of wetlands, sage flats, and farmlands, including 4,000 acre Meiss Lake
  • From Highway 97 just south of Macdoel, go 5 miles west on Meiss Lake Road
Recreational Use:
  • Type B Area
  • Camping, hiking, and wildlife viewing are permitted. A great area for viewing waterfowl, bald eagles and sandhill cranes. See birding checklist for additional information on bird species seen at Butte Valley.
  • Waterfowl, coots, moorhens, snipe, pheasant and doves is permitted during open seasons. 
  • Camping
PLEASE NOTE: Area regulations are subject to change. Special restrictions on recreational uses, hunt days and methods of take are listed in the current year's issue of Hunting and Other Public Uses on State and Federal Areas, available at CDFW offices and places where licenses are sold.
  • Main Office
    • (530) 225-2300
  • Field Office
    • 619 Second Street
    • Eureka, CA 95501
    • (707) 445-6493
    • FAX: (707) 445-6664

Contact Butte Valley Wildlife Area - Siskiyou County

Neil Manji
Regional Manager - Northern Region
601 Locust Street
Redding, California  96001
Phone: (530) 398-4627
Fax: (530) 225-2055


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Siskiyou County, California

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