Rainbow/redband trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, and mountain whitefish can be caught in Desolation Creek. Steelhead and Chinook salmon are also present in Desolation Creek, but angling is closed year round for these species. Fishing is especially good upstream of the Forest boundary (approximately located at Bruin Creek) where there are more slow water pools.
Map + Directions
Desolation Creek is located in the southern portion of the district. From Ukiah, travel 14 miles south on Highway 395 to the junction with Forest Road 55 (Texas Bar Road). Turn left onto the 55 road and go 1 mile to the junction of the 55 road and the 10 road. Turn right onto the 10 road. The 10 road parallels Desolation Creek for nearly the entire length of the stream. Access to the stream can be difficult due to steep hillslopes and downed wood between the road and the stream.