U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Hollister Field Office|
View of the Tumey Gulch and Tumey Hills
Tumey Hills User Map & Brochure:
Recreation Opportunities: hunting, target shooting, hang gliding, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and birding.
Birding: Birds of many species may be found including raptors, shrikes, and several species of songbird.
Camping: Dispersed camping is available in the Tumey Hills. There is no camping within 200 yards of any wildlife watering improvement. You must park within 15 feet (roughly one vehicle length) of any roadway when camping or leaving a vehicle unattended to minimize habitat and vegetation impacts. Although no reservations or fees are required, there is a 14 day camping limit within any 28-day period. Please remember to bring a shovel with you for both personal sanitation and fire prevention purposes. Please utilize good camping ethics, and remember to pack out your garbage when you leave.
Hiking: No developed trails.
Hunting: Deer, pig, upland game bird, small game, and varmints. Hunter walkthroughs are located near the vicinity of the western access point.
Restrictions: Closed to motorized use during fire season from mid-April to mid-October. No shooting zone within 150 yards of any developed area. There is no night hunting. Vehicles are restricted to designated routes. OHV’s are prohibited.
Directions: From Interstate-5, take the Panoche Road exit. The first Tumey Hills access point is located roughly 3 miles from the Interstate. Be aware that Panoche Road is not paved after the first mile. The second Tumey Hills access point is about 5 miles beyond the first access point. The Tumey Hills are closed to vehicle access with the onset of fire season.
If you are coming from Hollister or King City (west), take State Highway 25 to the town of Paicines and head east on Tres Pinos Road; this becomes Panoche Road. A 14-mile stretch of this route is unpaved. Note that Jackass Pass in Fresno County is extremely hazardous in wet weather.
Rick Cooper, Field Manager