California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fall River Mills Ecological Reserve - Shasta County

Wildlife Viewing
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Ecological Reserve. Click for more info.

Location: Shasta County about 70 miles northeast of Redding, on Highway 299.

Phone Number: (530) 225-2300

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: Camping and hunting are prohibited

Access: From Redding, proceed northeast on Highway 299 to the town of Fall River Mills. The Reserve is located on the west side of town at Curve Street and Highway 299; the south edge of the property fronts on the north side of Highway 299.

Description: The main feature of this property is an exposed, sandy bluff that faces south. This small 1 acre Reserve is used by bank swallows as nesting territory.

Recreational Use:

  • Birdwatching for bank swallows is the primary activity that visitors engage in here.

Hunting: Not allowed

Facilities: 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.

KC/WLB 6/09