The Cinder Flats Wildlife Area consists of 720 acres of pine and oak woodland, with open flats of juniper and sagebrush. This woodland is a nesting habitat for bald eagles and a winter range for black-tailed and mule deer. There are also excellent opportunities to see bears, mountain lions, badgers, and bobcats.
For more information, call the Northern Region Redding office at (530) 225-2300.
PLEASE NOTE: For information on public use regulations for this area and other Department lands, please refer to the CDFW Public Lands Regulations. All visitors are responsible for knowing and following these regulations.
Activities: wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting
Hunting: Type C Wildlife Area. Deer, rabbits, California and mountain quail, and dove may be present.
Northern Region (Region 1)
about 10 air miles northeast of Burney, off Highway 299
Access: From Redding go 58 miles east on Highway 299, then 4 miles south on Cassel Road to town of Cassel, then east 2 miles on Cassel Fall River Road, then 2 miles north on dirt road.
The property, once called Conrad Ranch, has historically been used for livestock grazing. In 1975, the ranch was placed on the real estate market, and because of its exceptional wildlife values, the Wildlife Conservation Board acquired it in 1977. The property was designated as a wildlife area by the Fish and Game Commission that same year. A year later, a $10,000 California Duck Stamp project was approved calling for construction of waterfowl nesting islands.