This secluded, hilly expanse of oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral is a combination of over 70,000 acres of BLM managed lands and 4,700 acres of State and County lands. The Natural Area is traversed by Cache Creek, with its year-round water flow.
Along the creek, wetland grasses, rushes and sedges grow under a canopy of cottonwoods, willows, oaks and alders providing excellent wildlife habitat. About half the Cache Creek area is shrubland, with vegetation including mixed chaparral, serpentine chaparral and chamise chaparral. The remainder of the area is about equally divided between native oaks and grassland. Numerous bird species have been spotted here.
Showcasing the area is about 35 miles of the main fork of Cache Creek and 2.5 miles of the north fork. Also present are several tributary creeks that contain permanent water.
The area is managed to improve habitat for wildlife and rare plants, to protect cultural resource values, and to offer primitive recreation opportunities, including wildlife viewing, river running, hiking, equestrian use, hunting and fishing.
Many more details regarding recreation, including distinct recreation boundary maps, trail maps and a bird checklist can be found at the BLM website:
There are no developed campsites and non-motorized use not allowed.
For More Information, Contact:
Bureau of Land Management
2550 North State Street , Ukiah, CA 95482