Knoxville Management Area

Bureau of Land Management, California.

Fire Restrictions

Effective Friday, August 20, 2021, the BLM Ukiah Field Office issued an updated Fire Prevention Order due to increased wildland fire danger, which prohibits setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a campfire or open flame of any kind within a developed recreation site. For specific questions, please contact the Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000. Fire Prevention Order

Knoxville Management Area

Due to its close proximity to the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area regions, and because of its varied terrain, Knoxville's 17,700 acres attract many off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts each year. The landscape is characterized by steep and rolling hills with the vegetation varying from scattered hardwoods and grasses to dense chaparral brush. California gray pine and Macnab cypress are also dispersed throughout the area. Of particular note, are unusual plant communities unique to the area's serpentine barrens, which are closed to vehicles to protect the delicate vegetation.

Other popular activities in the area include hunting, mountain bicycling, camping, and nature study. There is one developed campground, and an OHV staging area. Target shooting is not allowed at the Knoxville Recreation Area.

Knoxville Recreation Area is part of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Monument administered by BLM's Ukiah Field Office.

Camping

Lower Hunting Creek is located at the intersection of Dunnigan Hill Road and Hunting Creek Road at Hunting Creek, this developed campground has 5 sites with shade structures, vault toilet, trash cans, and 3 overflow campsites. There is no potable water at the site (bring your own drinking water). There are no fees and no reservations. Campsite availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cedar Creek, Cement Creek, and Pocock Creek are primitive camps with no facilities.

Firewood Gathering: Cutting or removing standing vegetation (live or dead), is strictly prohibited. Use only wood that is both dead AND down for firewood.

Off-Highway Vehicles

North OHV Staging Area: From north entrance take Dunnigan Hill Road approximately 3/4 mile to Round Mountain Road. Proceed west on Round Mountain Road approximately 1/4 mile to the staging area. Site has parking and vault toilet.