Red Lake 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

  • Directions

    Directions

    Authorized species: all legal species, but CDFW emphasizes-

  1. Big game: black bear and mule deer
  2. Furbearers: beaver
  3. Nongame: coyote and black-tailed jackrabbit
  4. Small game mammals: rabbit and tree squirrel
  5. Upland game birds: mountain quail and blue grouse
  • 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.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that quail hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that black beer hunting is authorized on a State wildlife area.California Department of Fish & Wildlife archery symbol for hunting migratory game birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, brant, scaup, snipe, coot, and moorhen with a bow and arrow.California Department of Fish & Wildlife boat ramp symbol for hunting migratory game birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, brant, scaup, snipe, coot, and moorhen.California Department of Fish and Wildlife symbol indicating that sport fishing is authorized on a State wildlife area.


 

  • County: Alpine County
  • Directions: The north entrance is located on State Highway 88, one mile east of Carson Pass. To enter on the east side, take Blue Lakes Road from Highway 88 to Red Vista Road. Parking is available at both locations
  • Habitat: vegetation surrounding Red Lake is characteristic of red-fir and lodgepole-fir forest. Open slopes are dominated by sagebrush with bitterbrush and serviceberry. Forestdale Creek and the other drainages around Red Lake are lined with willows and aspen groves
  • Location: one mile east of Carson Pass
  • Phone: (916) 358-2900
  • Recreational Use: Type C
  • Region 2: North Central
  • Size: 860 acres
  • WebsiteRed Lake Wildlife Area

Hunting

  • Image of Black Bear hunting

    Bear Black Hunting

    ATV/OHVs: NOT allowed

  • Camping: NOT allowed–NO trailers in the parking lot (per CDFW webpage)
  • Closures: NO hunting from February 1 through August 31 except during archery deer season. [14 CCR § 551(o)(47)]
  • Hunt days: daily from September 1 through January 31

Sport Fishing

  • Sport fishing in California

    Sport Fishing

    Common species:

  1. Forestdale Creek: rainbow trout and brook trout
  2. Red Lake: brook trout and suckers
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