California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Willow Creek Wildlife Area - Lassen County

Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Allowed
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Location: Lassen County - north of Susanville.

Phone Number: (530) 254-6644

Maps: Directional Map (PDF)    Topographical Map (PDF)    Water Map (PDF)

Access: From the town of Susanville proceed 16 miles north on Highway 139.

Special Restrictions:

  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Water levels may vary seasonally and can be severely reduced by drought conditions.

Description: The Wildlife Area is 2,722 acres of meadows, wetlands, and shallow marshes, and is a major source of water for Honey Lake. Extensive tule occupies the lower meadows, and numerous streams and channels meander through the area. The meadows provide habitat for upland species such as grouse, quail, and pronghorn antelope.

Recreational Use: Type B Wildlife Area

  • Birdwatching and wildlife viewing is permitted. Nesting waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and shorebirds all provide excellent viewing opportunities.

Hunting: Waterfowl, snipe, coots, and moorhens are permitted during those seasons.

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.

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