Dog-friendly Indian Valley Wildlife Area

Indian Valley Wildlife Area

Clearlake Oaks, California 95423
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Local Phone: (916) 358-2900

Indian Valley Wildlife Area consists of approximately 5,000 acres around Indian Valley Reservoir.

The reservoir holds large and smallmouth bass, kokanee salmon, crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, and catfish. Habitats include the reservoir inundation zone (open, grassy) and adjacent brush, chaparral, and woodlands. Bald eagles, deer, and wild pigs can be found here.

Activities: seasonal fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hunting

Lake County - Photo Credit: @mollylynn21
Lake County - Photo Credit: @mollylynn21
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