Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area - Colusa County
  • Colusa County - approximately 3 miles northeast of Colusa.
  • Phone Number: (916) 358-2900
Area Regulations:
  • The use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is prohibited
  • Camping and trailers are not allowed
  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed
  • Travel north from Colusa on River Road for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn east (right) on Laux Road and travel for 1.5 miles. Access is on the south side of Laux Road.
  • This 1,248 acre wildlife area is mostly grasslands. Several rows of willows and cottonwood trees line the eastern edge of the property. Excess water is diverted into the area from the Sacramento River during high flows in the winter. The vegetation on the area may be removed for maintenance purposes. The area provides a significant amount of cover for mammals and both resident and migratory birds.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C Wildlife Area - no permits, passes, or reservations are required.
  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing are permitted.
  • Allowed daily during open seasons for all legal species. Hunting opportunities are mostly for upland game, including deer, pheasant, snipe, and dove.
  • None
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. 

Contact Colusa Bypass Wildlife Area - Colusa County

Tina Bartlett
Regional Manager - North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, California  95670
Phone: (916) 358-2900
Fax: (916) 358-2912


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Colusa County, California

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