Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office Marina, CA 93933
From I-5 take the Coalinga (HWY 198) exit and travel west to the town of Coalinga. Access point is six miles west of Coalinga.
Parking access onto nearly 1,800 acres of Bureau of Land Management property in this area is provided through an easement from the California Department of Fish and Game. The parking easement site is along the north side of State Highway 198, east of Parkfield Junction and 6 miles west of Coalinga. The trailhead is located across the road on the south side of Highway 198. The regional topography is very steep and rugged. There is a kiosk located in the parking area providing an interpretive panel, a map, and information about the area. There are no facilities, running water, or trash collection.
- No motorized vehicle access.
- No shooting within 150 yards of the developed area. There is a ‘No shooting zone’ within 100 yards of Coalinga Road.
- This is a non-lead ammunition area.
There are three main types of hunting available, including upland game bird, small game, and big game like deer and wild pigs. Varmint (non-game) hunting is also allowed. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife regulates the hunting seasons for different species and the types of firearms allowed for use. Please be aware that this region is home to the California Condor and affects non-game hunting.
At Curry Mountain, hunting opportunities are fair to good for quail, chukar, and other small game as well as deer and wild pig.
There are no designated target shooting areas in the Central Coast Field Office area, however, Public Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management are open to target shooting except when prohibited by other applicable laws and regulations.
While target shooting on BLM lands you must:
- Use legal weapons and ammunition
- Employ a safe backstop (hill) within close proximity behind the target
- Remove all your targets, gun shells, clay pigeons, and any and all items used for your target shooting
You may not:
- Shoot within 150 yards of residences, structures, or developed areas (i.e. day use areas)
- Shoot onto private lands
- Shoot across a roadway or trail
- Shoot at hazardous materials such as propane tanks or paint cans
- Shoot at trees, facilities, signs, or outbuildings
Call or email the Central Coast Field Office for more information on shooting safely and be sure to visit the State of California's Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Firearms web page.