Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - Shasta & Tehama Counties
  • Shasta and Tehama Counties - east of the town of Cottonwood at the confluence of Cottonwood Creek and the Sacramento River.
  • Phone Number: (530) 225-2300
  • 571 acres. This area is located at the confluence of Cottonwood Creek and Sacramento River. An excellant habitat for the Swainson's hawk, bald eagle, ringtail and river otter.
Special Restrictions:
  • No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed.
  • No camping is allowed.
  • From I-5 take Balls Ferry Road through the town of Cottonwood, approximately 10 miles to the Wildlife Area; walk in access is adjacent to the intersection of Adobe and Hacienda Roads. 
  • This area consists of 917 acres of primarily riparian habitat, with cottonwood, Oregon ash, and willow dominating the overstory. Native understory species include California rose, blackberry, box elder, and native grasses.
  • Some of this area was part of a collaborative riparian restoration project.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C Wildlife Area
  • Wildlife viewing and birdwatching are permitted, with opportunities for viewing bald eagles, Swainson's hawks, ringtails, river otters, beavers, and many species of songbird.
  • Deer, tree squirrel, rabbit, waterfowl, snipe, turkey, pheasant, quail, and dove are permitted during open seasons.
  • 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. 
  • Field Office
    • 619 Second Street
    • Eureka, CA 95501
    • (707) 445-6493
    • FAX: (707) 445-6664

Contact Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area - Shasta & Tehama Counties

Neil Manji
Regional Manager - Northern Region
601 Locust Street
Redding, California  96001
Phone: (530) 225-2300
Fax: (530) 225-2055


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Shasta County, California
  • Tehama County, California

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