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ESPN recently noted that Lake County is now considered one of the top wild turkey habitats in the state of California. The Cache Creek Natural Area in eastern Lake County is one of the prime hunting areas, and the Mendocino National Forest from Upper Lake to Lake Pillsbury in western Lake County is also excellent for turkeys. Blacktail deer, wild pigs, geese and more are also in abundance.

California Department of Fish & Game
1701 Nimbus Rd Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 358-2900
(707) 994-5500
Bureau of Land Management
(707) 468-4000
Cache Creek Natural Area, Cow Mountain Recreation Area, Indian Valley, Knoxville Recreation Area
Mendocino National Forest
Upper Lake Ranger District Office
10025 Elk Mountain Rd., Upper Lake, CA  95485
(707) 275-2361
The only one of California's 18 national Forests not crossed by a paved road or highway, the Mendocino National Forest is especially attractive to people seeking an outdoor experience of tranquility and solitude. The Forest, however, is a working Forest as well as a recreation land, and resource activities such as logging and grazing do occur on both National Forest lands and private holdings within the Forest. Some 65 miles long and 35 miles across, the Forest's 913,306 federally owned acres of mountains and canyons offer a variety of recreational opportunities - camping, hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, boating, fishing, hunting, nature study, photography, and off-highway vehicle travel.
Highland Springs Recreation Area
Highland Springs 3600 E Highland Springs Road
Lakeport, CA  95453
(707) 263-2341

Warm water fishing, swimming, and non-powered boating are enjoyed at Highland Springs Reservoir, a small lake south of Lakeport. The reservoir covers 146 acres of land and is fed by Highland Creek. Catfish, bass, crappie, and bluegill are found in the lake. A large grassy area, picnic facilities, and restrooms are located next to the reservoir. There are horseshoe pits and a basketball court. A disc golf course just off Highland Springs Road is available for public use.

  • Disc/frisbee golf
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
  • Hunting
  • Sparrows
  • Buffleheads
  • Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Shooting range
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Coots
  • Bass
  • Horse trails
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • BBQ
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Mallards
  • Crappie
The King Connection
Terry Manthey
2740 Reeves Lane, Lakeport, CA  95453
(707) 263-8856
Year-round. Specializes in bass, crappie, bluegill. Fishing instruction, including gear. Bow fishing. Sightseeing, flower tours, nature photography. Hunting tours.  Kids welcome.
Pig Point Ranch
Mike Boyle
(707) 275-2847
Trap Shooting
Lake County Gun & Rod Club
John Sutton
(707) 263-4062

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