California Department of Fish and Wildlife

White Slough Wildlife Area - San Joaquin County

fishing waterfowl Wildlife Viewing Hunting with Shotguns allowed Archery Quail Hunting Pheasant Hunting
The symbols above are activities permitted on this Wildlife Area. Click for more info.

Phone Number: (707) 944-5500

Map: Directional Map (PDF)

Directions: 8 miles West of Lodi, about 13 miles north of Stockton. Ponds are located west of and parallel to I-5. Pond 5 is on Walnut Grove Road. Pond 6 is on Woodbridge Road, take the Peltier Road exit to Thornton Road to Woodbridge Road. Ponds 7 & 8 are reached via Hwy 12 west of I-5 to Guard Road to Cotta Road. Ponds 9-13 are south of Hwy 12 and accessed via Thornton Road to a frontage road.

Description: 880 acres of man-made ditches, canals (burrow ponds), freshwater marshes, grassland/upland, riparian habitat. Ponds were created during the construction of I-5. The nine (9) ponds are, for the most part, not contiguous to each other.

Hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing is available. Horses, camping, open fires are not allowed.

Pheasant, quail, dove and waterfowl can be found here. Hunting allowed with shotguns and archery equipment. No loaded firearms allowed in the safety zone around Pond 9. Hunting is not allowed at pond 6.

Special Restrictions: There will be an apprentice pheasant hunt on Saturday, November 16th. Because of this, public access to ponds 10-13 will be closed on that day.

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.