Indian Valley Management Area

North of Highway 20, on the eastern edge of Lake County, the Indian Valley Management Area offers an abundance of recreational possibilities. Rolling chaparral covered hills dotted with oak and pine make an ideal setting for hunting, camping, bicycling, hiking, and equestrian use. Popular game animals include blacktail deer, black bear, quail, dove, and wild turkey. For wildflower enthusiasts, pockets of the rare Indian Valley Brodiaea and Adobe Lily can be found within the area.

Walker Ridge-Indian Valley Direction Sign

The nearby Indian Valley Reservoir provides an excellent locale for fishing, boating, and swimming, although the water level can drop quite low in the summertime, and boats are limited to 10 MPH on the lake (5 MPH within 200 yards of shore). Yolo County offers a for-fee RV campground near the dam. For specific information about the reservoir and campground, contact Yolo County at (530) 662-0265. Indian Valley Management Area is part of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Monument administered by BLM's Ukiah Field Office.


Hunting, Fishing and Hiking

Hunting is permitted on the BLM lands. Since there are many private property inholdings in the area, be aware of the boundary lines. For hunting regulations, contact California Department of Fish and Game at (916) 358-2900.

Shooting within 150 yards of a developed site or dwelling, including campgrounds, and shooting across or within 150 feet of any road or trail is strictly prohibited.

Since this area hosts a wide range of recreation uses, you should familiarize yourself with the area, and be sure of your target and background.

You must carry out all litter, including expended cartridges, shot shells and targets.

Visitors are responsible for knowing area rules and regulations. The regulations are enforceable under U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and violations are punishable with fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not longer than 12 months.

All vehicles must meet state and federal noise standards. Appointments can be made to test your OHV or motorcycle for sound compliance. Appointments may be scheduled based on staff availability. Please call the Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000 to check appointment availability and to schedule an appointment.

Operation and maintenance of the facilities, roads and trails within the Indian Valley Management Area are funded in part, by the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

For more information or to review current and past grants visit: California State Parks.


Indian Valley
Indian Valley
Photo by Jesse Pluim/BLM.

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Indian Valley Reservoir

Geographic Coordinates

39.1175467, -122.5823878


Located about 27 miles west of Williams or 14 miles east of Clearlake Oaks on Highway 20. Turn north on Walker Ridge Road, a graded gravel road, into the recreation area.