California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fitzhugh Creek Wildlife Area - Modoc County

Wildlife Viewing fishing Deer Hunting Allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Modoc County - 8 miles east of Highway 395, southeast of Alturas

Phone Number: (530) 225-2300

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: Camping is not allowed.

Access: Highway 395 south of Alturas to Parker Creek Road (County Road 56) to Road 57 to Pine Creek Boulevard, past Pine Creek Wildlife Area. Very rough 5 miles of road can only be accessed by 4 wheel drive. Locked gate at entrance to wildlife area permits only foot access.

Description: This 2,080 acre Wildlife Area provides public access for hunting and fishing on excellent wetland, riparian, and riverine habitat. The area provides important winter and summer range for deer and antelope, as well as habitat for the Modoc sucker.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Trout fishing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing are permitted. Typical of species which can be seen here include songbirds, upland game birds, and birds of prey.

Hunting: Deer and upland game are permitted in season.

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.


These are some pictures taken at the Fitzhugh Creek Wildlife Area. Click on any picture to view a larger version.

Fitzhugh Creek Photo Fitzhugh Creek Photo

KC/WLB 02/09