Boden Canyon Ecological Reserve

On this page, you’ll find area-specific regulations that supplement and/or supersede general use regulations, both of which are a condition for use and incorporated by reference into the entry permit. You’ll also find links to supporting law, websites, directions, hunt maps, and a suggestion box.

Warning shot!!! Remember, federal law also applies (link to our summary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.) and additional rules may be located at the Wildlife Area that you can’t find anywhere else (e.g. check station, information kiosks, permits, reservations, road signs, etc.)

General Info

Boden Canyon ER
  • Authorized species: the following categories are allowed, but only at such times and in the specific areas designated by the CDFW, and the CDFW emphasizes the following species–
  1. Resident Small Game: rabbit
  2. Upland Game Birds: Turkey, California quail, mountain quail, band-tailed pigeon, and dove

[14 CCR § 630(d)(5)]

  • CDFW symbols: the area webpage only reflects the following activities-
  • County: San Diego County
  • Boden Canyon ER

    Directions: see map

  • Habitat:
  • Location: approximately 9 miles east of Escondido
  • Phone: (559) 243-4014
  • Region 5: South Coast
  • Size: 1,211 acres (CDFW-owned)
  • WebsiteBoden Canyon Ecological Reserve


  • Boden Canyon ER

    Access: ONLY from Orosco Ridge located on USFS land adjacent to Pamo Valley. See detailed driving directions for proper access route. Warning shot!!! Do NOT enter directly off Highway 78


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