California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Volta Wildlife Area - Merced County

Wildlife Viewing Waterfowl Hunting Allowed Pheasant Hunting Allowed Hunting with Shotgun Allowed Archery

ANNOUNCEMENT: Flood up maps are current as of 08/18/2014.  Due to changing weather, water availability and management needs, the flood up schedule may change at any time.

Location/Directions: 3/4 mi N of Volta on Ingomar Grade. From Hwy 152 take Hwy 33 N to Santa Nella, or from I-5 take the Santa Nella exit and proceed S on Hwy 33; turn E on Henry Miller Ave. and travel E 4-1/2 mi; turn left over the railroad tracks and turn left again and proceed N about 3/4 mi on Ingomar Grade Rd.

Phone Number: (209) 826-0463

Map: Directional Map (PDF)    Directional Map (More Detail) (PDF)     Hunt Map (PDF)

Description: 2,891 acres of managed marsh and valley alkali shrub. Foot access only, except for permitted hunters during waterfowl season. Beaver, coyotes, cottontails and 150 species of birds including large numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds.

Special Restrictions: Limited to shotguns and archery equipment.

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.