Pickel Meadow Wildlife Area - Mono County
  • Along Little Walker & West Walker Rivers on Hwy 395 & 108 near Sonora Junction, about 15 miles NW of Bridgeport.
  • Phone Number: (760) 872-1171
  • The wildlife area consists of several disjunct parcels.
  • 'One parcel is along the Little Walker River along Hwy 395, north of Sonora Junction.
  • The other parcels are along West Walker River on the south side of Hwy 108, across from the U.S. Marine mountain training base. Millie Lake and Poore Creek areas require a ½ to 1 mile hike across national forest lands.
  • 990 acres of Jefferey pine, sagebrush, bitterbrush riparian, wet meadow, habitat at elevations from 6,800' to 7,000'.
  • The wildlife area contains portions of West Walker & Little Walker Rivers, Silver & Poore Creeks, Millie & Mud Lakes. The wildlife area is surrounded by Toiyabe National Forest.
  • The wildlife area is an important mule deer migration route and is heavily used during spring, summer, fall. The same seasons are utilized by waterfowl and shorebirds. Bald eagles can be found in the vicinity. Rainbow, brown, brook trout, and mountain whitefish can be found in the rivers and lakes.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C wildlife area; open 7 days a week, no permits, passes or reservations are required.
  • Birdwatching, photography, hiking
  • Camping is not allowed
  • Deer, waterfowl, mountain quail, blue grouse
Method of take:
  • Shotguns, rifles, archery
  • Rainbow, brown and brook trout, mountain whitefish
  • 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 Offices - Inland Deserts Region

  • Bermuda Dunes
    • 78078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109
    • Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
    • (760) 200-9158
    • FAX: (760) 200-9358
  • Bishop
    • 407 West Line Street, Rm 1
    • Bishop, CA 93514
    • (760) 872-1171
    • FAX: (760) 872-1284
  • Blythe
    • 17041 South Lovekin
    • P.O. Box 2160
    • Blythe, CA 92226
    • (760) 922-9189
    • FAX: (760) 922-5638

Contact Pickel Meadow Wildlife Area - Mono County

Kimberly Nicol
Regional Manager - Inland Deserts Region
3602 Inland Empire Boulevard
Suite C-220
Ontario, California  91764
Phone: (909) 484-0167
Fax: (909) 481-2945


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Mono County, California

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