California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Waukell Creek Wildlife Area - Del Norte County

Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting allowed Hunting with shotgun allowed
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Location: Del Norte County - approximately 65 miles north of Eureka, and 22 miles south of Crescent City.

Phone Number: (707) 464-2523

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Special Restrictions: No rifles or pistols may be used or possessed. No camping is allowed.

Access: From Eureka head north on Highway 101. The Wildlife Area is located on the east side of the highway, just south of the Klamath River at its confluence with Waukell Creek.

Description: The 28 acre Waukell Creek Wildlife Area is a long, narrow parcel of land situated on the east side of Highway 101. The dominating feature is the willow- and cottonwood-lined Waukell Creek, which flows through the property from south to north, and enters the Klamath River a short distance north of the Wildlife Area boundary.

Recreational Use: Type C Wildlife Area

  • Bird watching, and wildlife viewing are allowed. The area is of importance mainly for water and riparian associated wildlife, including waterfowl, waders, songbirds, and beavers. This riparian corridor also supports resident rainbow trout, and the occasional Roosevelt elk.

Hunting: Waterfowl are permitted during that 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.


KC/WLB 04/09