California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Battle Creek Wildlife Area - Shasta & Tehama Counties

restrooms Wildlife Viewing Hiking
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Shasta and Tehama Counties - approximately 16 miles north of Red Bluff and 1 mile west of Coleman Fish Hatchery.

Phone Number: (530) 225-2300

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: Public entry is allowed from 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hunting and possession of firearms and archery equipment is prohibited. Dog field trials, dog training, horseback riding and bicycles are prohibited. Dogs must be on leash and under direct owner control.

Access: From Interstate 5 east through Cottonwood, take Balls Ferry Road to Ash Creek Road to Gover Road to Coleman Fish Hatchery Road. Public entry is allowed from 6 am to 10 pm.

Description: 582 acres of riparian forests, marshes, and oak woodland support a diverse variety of migratory and resident bird species, as well as aquatic and terrestrial mammals.

Recreational Use

  • Hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing are permitted here. Bald eagles and osprey nest here in spring. Other wildlife of viewing interest are California quail, wood ducks, beaver, river otter, bobcat, and coyote.

Facilities: Restrooms

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.


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