Ecological Reserve Regulation 14 CCR Section 630

Ecological Reserve Regulation 14 CCR Section 630
14 CCR Section 630

On this page, you’ll find a copy of subsections from California Ecological Reserve Regulation 14 CCR Section 630. The Section applies to Ecological Reserves. When helpful, we include notes of explanation and links to our pages with definitions and relevant summaries.Warning shot!!! Always check the California Code of Regulations’ website for updates to Section 630. Also, see our pages for Section 550, Section 550.5, Section 551, and Section 552.


14 CCR Section 630 Subsections


Additional Visitor Use Regulations on Department Lands Designated as Ecological Reserves

14 CCR Section 630(a)

(a) The areas listed in this section have been designated by the commission as ecological reserves. A legal description of the boundaries of each ecological reserve is on file at the department’s headquarters, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento. All ecological reserves are maintained for the primary purpose of developing a statewide program for protection of rare, threatened, or endangered native plants, wildlife, aquatic organisms, and specialized terrestrial or aquatic habitat types. Visitor uses are dependent upon the provisions of applicable laws and upon a determination by the commission that opening an area to such visitor use is compatible with the purposes of the property. Visitor use is subject to the regulations below, in sections 550 and 550.5 of these regulations, as well as any other commission regulations that may apply. These regulations are incorporated by reference into and become a condition of entry and/or permits. It is the responsibility of all visitors to know and understand these regulations prior to entry. Ecological reserves that are marked with an asterisk (*) in subsection 630(b) are adjacent to or share sensitive marine environments with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Marine Managed Areas (MMAs), and/or Special Closures that are defined in Section 632 of these regulations. The general regulations for MPAs, MMAs, and Special Closures are in subsection 632(a) of these regulations, and site-specific regulations for each area are in subsection 632(b) of these regulations. The designated names of the MPAs in subsection 632(b) of these regulations generally correspond with the names of adjacent or overlapping ecological reserves. For example, Fagan Marsh Ecological Reserve shares marine waters with the Fagan Marsh State Marine Park and Moro Cojo Ecological Reserve is adjacent to the Moro Cojo State Marine Reserve.


14 CCR Section 630(b)

(b) Ecological Reserves owned and operated by the department:

(1) Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County*;

(2) Albany Mudflats Ecological Reserve, Alameda County*;

(3) Alkali Sink Ecological Reserve, Fresno County;

(4) Allensworth Ecological Reserve, Tulare County;

(5) Apricum Hill Ecological Reserve, Amador County;

(6) Atascadero Creek Marsh Ecological Reserve, Sonoma County;

(7) Bair Island Ecological Reserve, San Mateo County*;

(8) Bakersfield Cactus Ecological Reserve, Kern County;

(9) Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve, San Bernardino County;

(10) Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, Los Angeles County;

(11) Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County*;

(12) Big Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Fresno County;

(13) Blue Ridge Ecological Reserve, Tulare County;

(14) Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(15) Bobelaine Ecological Reserve, Sutter County;

(16) Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(17) Boggs Lake Ecological Reserve, Lake County;

(18) Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Orange County*;

(19) Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve, Santa Cruz County;

(20) Boulder Creek/Rutherford Ranch Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(21) Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(22) Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County*;

(23) Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve, Santa Barbara County;

(24) Butler Slough Ecological Reserve, Tehama County;

(25) Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve, Butte County;

(26) Butte Creek House Ecological Reserve, Butte County;

(27) Buttonwillow Ecological Reserve, Kern County;

(28) By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve, Mono County;

(29) Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve, Solano County;

(30) Cambria Pines Ecological Reserve, San Luis Obispo County;

(31) Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve, Santa Clara County;

(32) Canebrake Ecological Reserve, Kern County;

(33) Carlsbad Highlands Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(34) Carrizo Canyon Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(35) Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve, San Luis Obispo County, including the American, Panorama, Elkhorn Plain, North Chimineas, and South Chimineas Units;

(36) China Point Ecological Reserve, Siskiyou County;

(37) Chorro Creek Ecological Reserve, San Luis Obispo County;

(38) Clover Creek Ecological Reserve, Shasta County;

(39) Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(40) Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve, Orange County;

(41) Coldwater Canyon Ecological Reserve, Ventura County;

(42) Corral Hollow Ecological Reserve, San Joaquin County;

(43) Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve, Marin County*;

(44) Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve, Sacramento County;

(45) Crestridge Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(46) Dales Lake Ecological Reserve, Tehama County;

(47) Del Mar Mesa/Lopez Ridge Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(48) Del Monte Dunes Ecological Reserve, Monterey County;

(49) Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, Alameda County;

(50) Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve (National Estuarine Research Reserve), Monterey County*;

(51) Estelle Mountain Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(52) Fagan Marsh Ecological Reserve, Napa County*;

(53) Fall River Mills Ecological Reserve, Shasta County;

(54) Fish Slough Ecological Reserve, Inyo and Mono counties;

(55) Fremont Valley Ecological Reserve, Kern County;

(56) Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve, Santa Barbara County*;

(57) Harrison Grade Ecological Reserve, Sonoma County;

(58) Headwaters Forest Ecological Reserve, Humboldt County;

(59) Hidden Palms Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(60) Indian Joe Springs Ecological Reserve, Inyo County;

(61) Joshua Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve, Monterey County;

(62) Kaweah Ecological Reserve, Tulare County;

(63) Kerman Ecological Reserve, Fresno County;

(64) King Clone Ecological Reserve, San Bernardino County;

(65) Laguna Laurel Ecological Reserve, Orange County;

(66) Lake Hodges Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(67) Lake Mathews Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(68) Leek Springs Ecological Reserve, El Dorado County;

(69) Liberty Island Ecological Reserve, Solano County;

(70) Limestone Salamander Ecological Reserve, Mariposa County;

(71) Little Butte Ecological Reserve, Mendocino County;

(72) Little Red Mountain Ecological Reserve, Mendocino County;

(73) Loch Lomond Vernal Pool Ecological Reserve, Lake County;

(74) Lokern Ecological Reserve, Kern County;

(75) Macklin Creek Ecological Reserve, Nevada County;

(76) Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(77) Marin Islands Ecological Reserve, Marin County*;

(78) Mattole River Ecological Reserve, Mendocino County;

(79) McGinty Mountain Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(80) Meadowbrook Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(81) Moro Cojo Ecological Reserve, Monterey County*;

(82) Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve, including the Bayview Unit, San Luis Obispo County;

(83) Morro Rock Ecological Reserve, San Luis Obispo County;

(84) Napa River Ecological Reserve, Napa County;

(85) North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Butte County;

(86) Oasis Springs Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(87) Offshore Rocks and Pinnacles, coastal counties;

(88) Otay Mountain Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(89) Owl Creek Ecological Reserve, Humboldt County;

(90) Palo Verde Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(91) Panoche Hills Ecological Reserve, Fresno County;

(92) Peninsular Ranges Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(93) Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve, Solano County;

(94) Phoenix Field Ecological Reserve, Sacramento County;

(95) Pilgrim Creek Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(96) Pine Hill Ecological Reserve, including the Salmon Falls Unit, El Dorado County;

(97) Piute Creek Ecological Reserve, San Bernardino County;

(98) Plaisted Creek Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(99) Pleasant Valley Ecological Reserve, Fresno County;

(100) Quail Hollow Ecological Reserve, Santa Cruz County;

(101) Quail Ridge Ecological Reserve, Napa County;

(102) Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, including the Headquarters Unit, San Diego County;

(103) Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve, San Mateo County;

(104) River Springs Lakes Ecological Reserve, Mono County;

(105) Saline Valley Ecological Reserve, Inyo County;

(106) San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve, Santa Clara County;

(107) San Bruno Mountain Ecological Reserve, San Mateo County;

(108) San Diego River Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(109) San Dieguito Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County*;

(110) San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County*;

(111) San Felipe Creek Ecological Reserve, Imperial County;

(112) San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve, Fresno and Madera counties;

(113) San Luis Rey River Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(114) Sands Meadow Ecological Reserve, Tuolumne County;

(115) Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Ecological Reserve, Santa Cruz County;

(116) Santa Rosa Plain Vernal Pool Ecological Reserve, including the Hall Road, Todd Road, Wikiup and Yuba Drive units, Sonoma County;

(117) Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(118) Semitropic Ecological Reserve, Kern County;

(119) Sky Valley Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(120) Springville Ecological Reserve, Tulare County;

(121) Stone Corral Ecological Reserve, Tulare County;

(122) Stone Ridge Ecological Reserve, Butte County;

(123) Sycamore Canyon Ecological Reserve, Riverside County;

(124) Sycuan Peak Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(125) Table Bluff Ecological Reserve, Humboldt County;

(126) Theiller Sebastopol Meadowfoam Ecological Reserve, Sonoma County;

(127) Thomes Creek Ecological Reserve, Tehama County;

(128) Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve, Marin County;

(129) Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, Orange County*;

(130) Vernalis Ecological Reserve, San Joaquin County;

(131) Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve, San Diego County;

(132) Watsonville Slough Ecological Reserve, Santa Cruz County;

(133) West Mojave Desert Ecological Reserve, San Bernardino County;

(134) Woodbridge Ecological Reserve, San Joaquin County;

(135) Yaudanchi Ecological Reserve, Tulare County; and

(136) Yorkville Ecological Reserve, Mendocino County.


14 CCR Section 630(c)

(c) Ecological Reserves That Require Daily or Annual Passes for Wildlife Viewing or Other Visitor Uses (pursuant to subsections 550.5(c)(1) and (c)(6) and Section 699, of these regulations and Fish and Game Code Sections 1764,1765 and 713):

(1) Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve.

(2) Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve.


14 CCR Section 630(d)

(d) Ecological Reserves with Hunting as a Designated Public Use: Unless listed and specified as allowed in the table below, hunting is prohibited on ecological reserves. Where hunting is allowed, it shall be subject to all applicable general hunting regulations and the area-specific regulations set forth in this subsection.

  1. Allensworth Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  2. Bair Island Ecological Reserve: Waterfowl hunting only.
  3. Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve: Waterfowl and upland game only. Waterfowl hunting shall be from boats only.
  4. Blue Ridge Ecological Reserve: Allowed only as part of department special hunting opportunities at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  5. Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve: Upland game allowed but only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  6. Buttonwillow Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  7. By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  8. Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve: Waterfowl allowed only from a boat on the waters within the reserve that are accessible only from Lindsey Slough. There are no launch sites on the reserve.
  9. Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve: Allowed but only as part of department special opportunities at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  10. Canebrake Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  11. Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department. Hunting of coyotes and ground squirrels is prohibited on the North and South Chimineas units.­
  12. China Point Ecological Reserve: Allowed from August 1 through February 14.
  13. Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department. Shotguns and archery equipment only.
  14. Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  15. Dales Lake Ecological Reserve: Waterfowl only.
  16. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve: Waterfowl allowed, but only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  17. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  18. Estelle Mountain Ecological Reserve: Upland game only.
  19. Fish Slough Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  20. Indian Joe Springs Ecological Reserve: Upland game only.
  21. Kaweah Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  22. Kerman Ecological Reserve: Allowed from July 1 through January 31. Only licensed hunters are allowed to possess firearms. Shotguns only.
  23. Liberty Island Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  24. Lokern Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  25. North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve: Deer and upland game allowed from the day after spring turkey season through November 15.
  26. Oasis Springs Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  27. Otay Mountain Ecological Reserve: Allowed in accordance with the Bureau of Land Management’s Wilderness Area regulations (43 CFR 6300, Oct. 1, 2012).
  28. Palo Verde Ecological Reserve: Deer, rabbits, dove, quail, and waterfowl only and allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department. Deer hunting is by archery only. Rabbit, dove, quail, and waterfowl hunting is by shotgun only.
  29. Panoche Hills Ecological Reserve: Allowed from July 1 through January 31.
  30. Peninsular Ranges Ecological Reserve: Upland game only.
  31. Piute Creek Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  32. Pleasant Valley Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  33. Quail Ridge Ecological Reserve: Allowed but only as part of department special opportunities at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  34. Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at the times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  35. River Springs Lakes Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  36. Saline Valley Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  37. San Antonio Valley Ecological Reserve: Allowed, but only as part of department special opportunities at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  38. San Felipe Creek Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  39. Sky Valley Ecological Reserve: Upland game only.
  40. Stone Corral Ecological Reserve: Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  41. Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve: Waterfowl only.
  42. Vernalis Ecological Reserve: Upland game only and only on the Vernalis Unit at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  43. Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve: Allowed.
  44. West Mojave Desert Ecological Reserve: Allowed from July 1 through January.

14 CCR Section 630(e)

(e) Fishing Restrictions and Additional Regulations on Ecological Reserves pursuant to subsection 550(h) of these regulations: Except as otherwise provided in the table below, fishing for non-commercial purpose is allowed in ecological reserves but is limited to angling from shore. Fishing for commercial purposes is prohibited on ecological reserves.

The terms “Prohibited” and “Allowed” in this table refer to whether fishing is prohibited or allowed on the subject ecological reserve.

  1. Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve: Prohibited.
  2. Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve: Prohibited.
  3. Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve: Prohibited except from designated areas on the shore of the Ballona Creek flood control channel or from a boat within the channel. Barbless hooks only.
  4. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: Prohibited except at a designated area at the north end of outer Bolsa Bay, and as provided in subsection 632(b) of these regulations for the marine waters shared with the Bolsa Bay and Bolsa Chica Basin State Marine Conservation Areas.
  5. Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve: Prohibited except at designated fishing areas.
  6. Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve: Prohibited except by hand-carried boats or flotation devices in the main channel of Butte Creek from February 1 through April 30.
  7. By-Day Creek Ecological Reserve: Prohibited.
  8. Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve: Prohibited except from a boat within the main channel of Calhoun Cut accessible only from Lindsey Slough. There are no launching sites on the reserve.
  9. Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve: Prohibited except for special opportunities offered in specific areas at times designated by the department.
  10. Canebrake Ecological Reserve: Allowed only in specific areas designated by the department.
  11. China Point Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore.
  12. Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve: Allowed only from a boat in the main channel of the Cosumnes River and sloughs accessible from the Mokelumne River.
  13. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore, but only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  14. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve: Allowed only from specific areas designated by the department and as provided in subsection 632(b) of these regulations for the marine waters shared with the Elkhorn Slough State Marine Reserve. Fishing is prohibited in the Elkhorn Slough Marine Conservation Area (subsection 632(b) of these regulations).
  15. Fagan Marsh Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore.
  16. Fish Slough Ecological Reserve: Prohibited within the 20-acre fenced and posted plot of land encompassing two spring areas and an artificial impoundment of 5.6 acres located in the northwest corner of the area known as “Fish Slough,” northern Inyo and southern Mono counties.
  17. Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve: Prohibited.
  18. Leek Springs Ecological Reserve: Prohibited.
  19. Liberty Island Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and from shore.
  20. Morro Rock Ecological Reserve: Allowed but visitors may only enter upon that portion of Morro Rock between the low tide mark and a point ten (10) feet in elevation above the mean high tide mark.
  21. Oasis Springs Ecological Reserve: Prohibited.
  22. Palo Verde Ecological Reserve: Allowed at night.
  23. Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore.
  24. Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore. Only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched and operated.
  25. San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore at times and in places designated by the department. Only lightweight, hand carried, non-gasoline powered boats or other floating devices are permitted, and they
  26. Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and the shore. Only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched and operated.
  27. Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and in designated shore areas and as provided in subsection 632(b) of these regulations for marine waters shared with the Upper Newport Bay State Marine Conservation
  28. Vernalis Ecological Reserve: Allowed from boats and from shore. Area. Clamming and wading are prohibited.

14 CCR Section 630(f)

(f) Swimming and/or Boating: Unless listed and specified in the columns below, swimming and boating are prohibited on ecological reserves, per subsections 550(z)(2) and 550(z)(3) of these regulations.

  1. Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed only for waterfowl hunting.
  2. Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed only within the Ballona Creek flood control channel.
  3. CañadadelosOros Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited except when allowed as part of special hunting or fishing opportunities in specific areas at times designated by the department.
    • Boating. Prohibited except as part of special fishing opportunities in specific areas at times designated by the department. Only lightweight hand-carried boats or floating devices allowed. Gasoline-powered boats are prohibited.
  4. China Point Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Boats may be launched and operated in the Klamath River.
  5. Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed but only lightweight hand-carried boats may be launched and operated within the reserve.
  6. Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed but only lightweight, hand carried, non-gasoline powered boats or other floating devices are permitted, and they launched from designated launching sites.
  7. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  8. Fagan Marsh Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Allowed.
    • Boating. Allowed but only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched and operated within the reserve.
  9. Liberty Island Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed.
  10. Napa River Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Allowed.
    • Boating. Prohibited.
  11. Peytonia Slough Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Allowed.
    • Boating. Allowed but only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched and operated within the reserve.
  12. Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Allowed.
    • Boating. Prohibited.
  13. San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  14. Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Allowed.
    • Boating. Allowed, but only lightweight, hand-carried boats may be launched and operated within the reserve.
  15. Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Allowed only in that area bayward from North Star Beach to mid-channel.
    • Boating. Allowed in designated areas only and limited to non-motorized craft.
  16. Vernalis Ecological Reserve:
    • Swimming. Prohibited.
    • Boating. Allowed.

14 CCR Section 630(g)

(g) Bicycles, Horses, Pack Stock, and/or Horseback Riding: Except as listed and specified in the columns below, bicycles and other pedaled vehicles, horses, pack stock and horseback riding are prohibited on ecological reserves, per subsections 550(bb) and 550(o) of these regulations.

  1. Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Allowed only on the designated path on the north side of the Ballona Creek flood control channel.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Prohibited.
  2. Canebrake Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Prohibited.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Allowed only on established trails in designated areas.
  3. Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Allowed on designated trails only, excluding dates within 72 hours after any weather event that produces 1/4 inch of precipitation in any 24 hour period, or any such event that produces 1/2 inch of precipitation in any 72 hour period.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Allowed only on designated trails, excluding dates within 72 hours after any weather event that produces 1/4 inch of precipitation in any 24 hour period, or any such event that produces 1/2 inch of precipitation in any 72 hour period
  4. Crestridge Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. May be allowed on designated roads during designated seasons as determined by the department. Closures may be implemented at the discretion of the department.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Allowed only [omitted intentionally]
  5. Eden Landing Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Allowed only on designated trails.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Allowed only on designated trails.
  6. Headwaters Forest Ecological Reserve:
    1. Bicycles. Allowed only on the northern 3.5 mile designated corridor.
    2. Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Prohibited.
  7. Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Year round access is allowed only on that portion of the Mike Schuler Trail in the northeast corner of Section 24, and the Mirage Trail where it enters Section 24 in the north and continues south until the trail becomes the Herb Jeffries Trail which continues south and then east and exits the Ecological Reserve at the eastern border of Section 24. Access is also allowed year round on the Hopalong Cassidy Trail in the eastern portion of Section 35. Those portions of the Art Smith Trail in Sections 35 and 27 are open from October 1 through June 30 and closed from July 1st through September 30.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Year round access is allowed only on that portion of the Mike Schuler Trail in the northeast corner of Section 24, and the Mirage Trail where it enters Section 24 in the north and continues south until the trail becomes the Herb Jeffries Trail which continues south and then east and exits the Ecological Reserve at the eastern border of Section 24. Access is also allowed year round on the Hopalong Cassidy Trail in the eastern portion of Section 35. Those portions of the Art Smith Trail in Sections 35 and 27 are open from October 1 through June 30 and closed from July 1st through September 30.
  8. Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Allowed only along the levee-top road system.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Prohibited.
  9. Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve:
    • Bicycles. Allowed only on paved Back Bay Drive.
    • Horses/Pack-Stock Description. Allowed only on established trails in designated areas.

14 CCR § 630(h)

(h) Designated Closures and Restrictions on Ecological Reserves:

  1. Apricum Hill Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access
  2. Bair Island Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access from February 15 through May 20.
  3. Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve: Pets, including dogs and cats, are prohibited. Unless the department determines that restoration or other uses in the following areas is more appropriate, existing recreational uses may be allowed under license agreement with Playa Vista Little League in that portion of Area C identified in the license agreement and existing parking areas may be allowed under leases to the County of Los Angeles.
  4. Bobelaine Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  5. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve: Pets are prohibited, except when they remain inside a motor vehicle. Visitors must stay on established trails, paths or other designated areas. The reserve is closed to visitor access and use from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  6. Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve: Motor vehicle use by visitors is prohibited.
  7. Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve: Motor vehicle use by visitors is prohibited.
  8. Butte Creek House Ecological Reserve: Motor vehicle use by visitors is prohibited.
  9. Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve: The land portions of the reserve are closed to all visitor use/access. The navigable portions of Calhoun Cut and associated sloughs are accessible only by boat from Lindsey Slough.
  10. Cañada de los Osos Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access except for special opportunities as provided in subsections 630(d)(9) and 630(e)(9) of these regulations.
  11. Canebrake Ecological Reserve: Pets are prohibited except for hunting dogs at such times and in the specific areas designated by the department.
  12. Carrizo Canyon Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access from January 1 through September 30. Pets are prohibited,except when they remain inside a motor vehicle.
  13. Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve: Access to the South Chimineas Unit requires an entry permit issued by the department. Permits must be filled out and returned to the department upon leaving the area.
  14. Coldwater Canyon Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access except for pedestrian use of the existing travel corridor through the reserve.
  15. Corral Hollow Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  16. Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve: Pets are prohibited, except when they remain inside a motor vehicle.
  17. Goleta Slough Ecological Reserve: Visitors must stay on established trails, paths or other designated areas.
  18. Headwaters Forest Ecological Reserve: Pets are prohibited except for dogs on a leash on the northern 3.5 mile designated corridor.
  19. Hidden Palms Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  20. Lake Mathews Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  21. Leek Springs Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  22. Limestone Salamander Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  23. Macklin Creek Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  24. Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve: Year round access is allowed only on that portion of the Mike Schuler Trail in the northeast corner of Section 24, and the Mirage Trail where it enters Section 24 in the north and continues south until the trail becomes the Herb Jeffries Trail which continues south and then east and exitsthe Ecological Reserve at the eastern border of Section 24. Access is also allowed year round on the Hopalong Cassidy Trail in the eastern portion of Section 35. Those portions of the Art Smith Trail in Sections 35 and 27 are open from October 1st through June 30th and closed from July 1 through September 30th. Pets are prohibited except when they remain inside a motor vehicle.
  25. Morro Rock Ecological Reserve: Visitor access/use allowed only for that portion of Morro Rock between the low tide mark and a point ten (10) feet in elevation above the mean high tide mark.
  26. Phoenix Field Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  27. Pine Hill Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  28. Quail Ridge Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access except for special opportunities as provided in subsection 630(d)(33) of these regulations
  29. San Dieguito Lagoon Ecological Reserve: The California least tern nesting island is closed to all visitor use/access.
  30. San Joaquin River Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access except for special opportunities as provided in subsection 630(e)(25) of these regulations.
  31. Santa Cruz Long-toed Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
    Salamander Ecological Reserve [omitted intentionally]
  32. Santa Rosa Plain Vernal Pool Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access.
  33. Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve: Pets are prohibited. Smoking is prohibited, except inside a motor vehicle.
  34. Stone Ridge Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access except for department authorized interpretive, educational, or research programs.
  35. Table Bluff Ecological Reserve: The fenced western lily area is closed to all visitor use/access.
  36. Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve: The land area of the reserve is closed to all visitor use/access from March 1 through June 30.
  37. Woodbridge Ecological Reserve: Closed to all visitor use/access except for the viewing area.

14 CCR § 630(i)

(i) Ecological Reserves Authorized for Dog Training:

(1) Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve.

(A) Retriever training allowed in the designated area only, and only with written authorization from the area manager.


14 CCR § 630(j)

(j) Shooting Areas: Ecological Reserve, pursuant to subsection 550(cc) of these regulations, with designated shooting area (i.e., range) and additional regulations:

(1) Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve.

(A) Target shooting is allowed in designated areas only.

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