Knoxville Wildlife Area

On this page, you’ll find area-specific regulations that supplement and/or supersede general use regulations, both of which are a condition for use and incorporated by reference into the entry permit. You’ll also find links to supporting law, websites, directions, hunt maps, and a suggestion box.

Warning shot!!! Remember, federal law also applies (link to our summary of the Migratory Bird Treat Act.) and additional may be located at the Wildlife Area that you can’t find anywhere else (e.g. check station, information kiosks, permits, reservations, road signs, etc.)

General Info

  • Cedar Roughs, Lake Berryessa, Putah Creek, and Rector Res WLA


    Agency: also see Knoxville Recreation Area, which is managed by the BLM

  • Authorized species: all legal species, but CDFW emphasizes-
  1. Big game: black bear, deer, and pig
  2. Furbearers: Bobcat
  3. Small game mammals: rabbit and tree squirrel
  4. Upland game birds: Turkey, California quail, mountain quail, band-tailed pigeon, and dove
  • CDFW symbols: the area webpage only reflects the following activities-

California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that deer hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.


  • County: Napa County and Yolo County
  • Directions: from the north in Napa County via Highway 29 to Lower Lake to Morgan Valley Road past the old Homestake Mine site where it becomes the Berryessa-Knoxville Road in Napa County (approximately 17 miles). The Knoxville area is also accessed on the southern side via Highway 128, east (Napa County) through Rutherford to Berryessa-Knoxville Road (approximately 23 miles) or Highway 128 west through Winters (approximately 29 miles).
  • Habitat: rugged with elevations ranging from 1,000 feet to 2,200 feet.
  • Location: north of Lake Berryessa
  • Phone: (707) 944-5531
  • Recreational Use: Type C
  • Region 3: Bay Delta
  • Size: 21,417 acres
  • WebsiteKnoxville Wildlife Area


  • Topographical Map

    Topographical Map

    ATV/OHVs: NOT allowed

  • Bottles: collection of bottles or artifacts is NOT allowed
  • Camping: primitive camping is allowed, but NOT within 1/4 mile of Beryessa-Knoxville Road [14 CCR § 551(m)(15)]
  • Fires: allowed only in portable gas stoves
  • Firewood: may not be cut or collected [14 CCR § 551(n)(3)]
  • Target shooting: NOT allowed
  • Weapons: allowed only for the purpose of hunting

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