Spenceville Wildlife Area Updated:09/2022

Spenceville Wildlife Area is comprised of approximately 11,900 acres of blue oak - gray pine woodland characteristic of the Sierra Foothills. The elevation of the area varies from 200 to 1200 feet. The wildlife area is bordered on the west by Beale Air Force Base and on the north, south, and east by privately owned ranches. There are numerous ponds, creeks, trails and riparian zones in the area.

Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, dog training, equestrian trail riding, bicycling, seasonal camping, and hunting

  • Closed to all visitor entry during the first nine days of the spring turkey season (which starts on the last Saturday in March) except for special turkey permit holders.
  • Fishing is best for largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish in the following waters: Pittman, Horseshoe, Little Dry Creek, Wood Duck #1, Spring Plot, and Upper Jones Ponds. Also Dry Creek, Little Dry Creek, and Cox Creek.
  • Dog training map provided upon request.
  • Equestrians may access the area at the designated camp area and the access gates on Waldo Road located by the corrals.
  • Designated trails for bicycling include graveled administrative roads (Pittman, Falls, Nichols, Jones) and county roads which are all gated with white pipe gates.

Facilities: seasonal campgrounds

Contact Spenceville Wildlife Area

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Contact Spenceville Wildlife Area

Regional Manager - North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
Phone: (916) 358-2900

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Nevada County, California
  • Yuba County, California