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Created 30-Aug-08
Modified 30-Aug-08
Visitors 17
32 photos
Home of the Yokut Indians in the 1850's, this 258 acres on the Stanislaus River has been preserved for present and future enjoyment. Only 5% of the Central Valley includes the original mature oak riparian forest that's seen here.

Visitors enjoy camping, rafting, fishing, birding, hiking and picnicking. Crazy photographers like me can take pictures, too.

I felt like I was in a scene from Lord of the Rings as I meandered down different trails. The canopy of 5' diameter Valley Oak trees is interlaced with a number of vines, including wild grapes (yummy right now!). You can see currant, wild roses, blackberry bushes, sedge and other plants that add to the lushness of the park.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:caswell, forest, lush, oak, riparian, river, state park, swimming