Surprise Valley Wildlife Area - Modoc Countylast updated: July 2013
  • Modoc County - on the western edge of Surprise Valley, approximately nine miles south of Cedarville.
  • Phone Number: (530) 233-3581
  • From Cedarville take Surprise Valley Road south 9 miles
  • 460 acres of rolling to rocky hills of sagebrush and juniper habitat.
  • This area was obtained for the preservation of the Warner Mountain Deer herd's winter range.
Recreational Use:
  • Type C Wildlife Area
  • Camping is permitted in south parking area except during April 1 to August 15
  • Wildlife viewing is also permitted, and this area is occasionally frequented by bobcat, coyote, and birds of prey
  • Is permitted for deer, rabbit, and quail
  • None
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.   
  • Field Office
    • 619 Second Street
    • Eureka, CA 95501
    • (707) 445-6493
    • FAX: (707) 445-6664

Contact Surprise Valley Wildlife Area - Modoc County

Contact Surprise Valley Wildlife Area - Modoc County

Neil Manji
Regional Manager - Northern Region
601 Locust Street
Redding, California  96001
Phone: (530) 225-2300
Fax: (530) 225-2055


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Modoc County, California

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