Putah Creek Wildlife Area - Solano County
  • Solano County - 10 miles west of Winters.
  • Phone Number: (707) 944-5500
Area Regulations:
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Hunting is not permitted in the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve section.
  • Highway 128 to just east of the Monticello dam.
  • Watch for parking on west side of road but use caution as this parking occurs on a sharp turn in the road.
  • Trailhead is south of the parking area, across Highway 128.
  • 670 acres of gently sloping to steep hillsides of cottonwood riparian, blue oak woodland, and chamise chaparral natural communities.
  • Just a few of the species supported by these habitats include California towhee, Bullock's oriole, and black-headed grosbeak. Please see the bird checklist for additional bird species in the area.
  • This area is just downstream of the Monticello dam, where Cold Creek enters Putah Creek, and includes Stebbins' Cold Canyon Reserve.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C Wildlife Area - no permits, passes, or reservations are required.
  • Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and birdwatching are allowed.
  • Allowed for deer, wild pig, tree squirrel, rabbit, wild turkey, California quail, and dove during open season for those species from the opening of deer season through January 31.
  • 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.
Stockton Office
2109 Arch Airport Rd
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 948-7800

Contact Putah Creek Wildlife Area - Solano County

Scott Wilson
Acting Regional Manager - Bay Delta Region
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, California  94558
Phone: (707) 944-5500


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Solano County, California

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