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New Hogan Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (209)-772-1343 Distance: 1.30 miles

Less than an hour east of Stockton near the historic gold rush towns of the California Mother Lode. This scenic setting in the Sierra Nevada foothills boasts exciting fishing, waterskiing, and hiking. From Stockton 30 miles east via CA Highway 26.

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New Melones Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (209)-536-9094 Email: mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov Distance: 22.25 miles

New Melones Dam and Reservoir are part of the Central Valley Project - New Melones Unit operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Located 60 miles upstream on the Stanislaus River from the confluence of the San Joaquin River. The reservoir has a capacity of 2.4 million acre feet of water with 100 miles of shoreline, and a water surface area of 12,500 acres. New Melones is located between the histor...

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Stanislaus River Parks

10 Activites Phone: (209)-881-3517 Distance: 27.21 miles

Just a few minutes NE of Modesto in the Central Valley. Here, a serene series of small parks are located along the Stanislaus River, providing exciting fishing, rafting, and canoeing opportunities. N of Modesto 10 mi via CA 99.

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Red Hills Recreation Management Area National Park

6 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 29.85 miles

The Red Hills is a region of 7,100 acres of public land located just south of the historic town of Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County. The Red Hills are noticeably different from the surrounding countryside. The serpentine-based soils in the area support a unique assemblage of plant species. Included among the thorny buckbrush and scraggly foothill pine is a rich variety of annual wildflowers, which ...

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Cosumnes River Preserve National Park

4 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 33.84 miles

The Preserve is home to California's largest remaining valley oak riparian forest, and is one of the few protected wetland habitat areas in the state. The Cosumnes River is the only free-flowing river left in California's Central Valley. Only minutes from California's capital, this is a critical stop on the Pacific Flyway for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Over 200 species of birds have been s...

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Mother Lode Recreation Management Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 33.91 miles

The Mother Lode Field Office is directly responsible for more than 230,000 acres of public land scattered throughout fourteen Central California counties. Most of the acreage is in the Mother Lode region of the Sierra Nevada Range.

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Lake Natoma National Park

10 Activites Phone: (916)-988-0205 Distance: 38.74 miles

Recreation at Lake Natoma is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Lake was created by Nimbus Dam across the American River. Lake Natoma is a regulating reservoir for releases from Folsom Lake. The Dam and Lake are features of the Central Valley project. Usually open 7 days per week, summer hours (April 1-October 15) ar...

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Nimbus Fish Hatchery National Park

3 Activites Phone: (916)-358-2884 Email: mgrow@dfg.ca.gov Distance: 38.89 miles

Nimbus Dam, on the American River 7 miles below Folsom Dam formed Lake Natoma to reregulate the releases for power made through Folsom Powerplant. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery was built on the left bank below the dam to compensate for the spawning areas of salmon and steelhead that were inundated by construction of Nimbus Dam. Nimbus Dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - American River Div...

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Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (916)-775-4421 Email: Thomas_Harvey@fws.gov Distance: 39.11 miles

The Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, located south of Sacramento, California, lies within the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta, the destination of thousands of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, and other water birds. The refuge was established in 1994 and is one of the few urban refuges that have the potential to attract and educate thousands of visitors in a region that is becoming the new Silico...

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Sly Park Reservoir

9 Activites Phone: (530)-644-2545 Distance: 41.40 miles

Recreation at Sly Park Reservoir is managed by the El Dorado Irrigation District under an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation's Central CA Area Office. The reservoir was created by Sly Park Dam across Sly Park Creek. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project, American River Division. Sly Park offers an abundance of public use facilities and is open seven days a week during the sum...

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Folsom Dam National Park

2 Activites Phone: (916)-988-1707 Distance: 41.49 miles

Settlement of the basin began about 1844. In 1848, discovery of gold near the present site of Coloma precipitated a great influx of gold seekers from all parts of the country. At the height of the gold rush, the American River foothill area was one of the most populous in the State. Early miners quickly recognized the potential of riverflows to help in dredging, panning, and sluicing for gold. ...

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Folsom Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (916)-988-0205 Email: plucero@mp.usbr.gov Distance: 41.49 miles

Recreation at Folsom Reservoir is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office. The reservoir was created by Folsom Dam across the American River. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - American River Division - Folsom and Sly Park Units. Folsom Lake offers 75 miles of shoreline. Usually...

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Stanislaus National Forest Park

16 Activites Email: stf-public_affairs@fs.fed.us Distance: 41.75 miles

Located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada, the Stanislaus National Forest is a cherished and accessible overnight destination. The Forest offers a full range of year-round recreation opportunities. Three primary trans-Sierra routes—4, 108 and 120—traverse the forest, offering great views through a range of life zones (3,000' - 9,500+'). A network of forest roads and trails encou...

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San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (209)-826-3508 Email: Eric_Hopson@fws.gov Distance: 41.81 miles

The San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 6,500 acres of riparian woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands that host a diversity of wildlife native to California's Central Valley. Established in 1987 under the authority of the Endangered Species and Migratory Bird Conservation Acts, the refuge has also played a major role in the recovery of Aleutian cackling geese. Within...

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Folsom S. Canal Rec. Trail National Park

4 Activites Phone: (916)-988-1707 Email: plucero@mp.usbr.gov Distance: 42.51 miles

The 69 mile long Folsom South Canal originates at Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento County and extends southward, paralleling and to the east of State Highway 99 through San Joaquin County. Canal bikeway is open year round, and can be accessed at many locations. Call for details.

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Dave Moore Nature Area National Park

5 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 45.29 miles

One of the main features of the Dave Moore Nature Area is a loop trail about a mile long which goes from the parking lot trail head to the South Fork American River and back again passing through several habitat types. Nestled in the heart of Gold Rush Country, the trail is lined with remnants from nearly 150 years ago when Chinese laborers channelled creek water by hand with pick and shovel for g...

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Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (510)-521-9624 Email: sfbaynwrc@fws.gov Distance: 53.40 miles

The Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge is located in the San Francisco Bay-Delta area, along the southern shore of the San Joaquin River. It was the first national wildlife refuge in the country established to protect endangered plants and insects. Established in 1980, the refuge provides protection for three endangered species: Lange's Metalmark butterfly, Antioch Dunes evening primrose a...

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Eldorado National Forest Park

Email: kschroeder@fs.fed.us Distance: 53.73 miles

The Eldorado National Forest is an ideal place for people seeking to escape from busy urban lifestyles. Its climate and topography offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, camping and cross-country and downhill skiing.It is located one hour from the metropolitan area of Sacramento which has a population of over one million people, and two to three hours driving ...

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Mokelumne Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 54.43 miles

The Mokelumne Wilderness now contains a total of 99,161 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1964 the Mokelumne Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "......

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Contra Loma Reservoir National Park

9 Activites Phone: 510562 Distance: 55.44 miles

Contra Loma Dam and reservoir are part of the Central Valley Project - Delta Division and offers recreational opportunities for the East Bay area near San Francisco. Numerous hiking trails exist as part of the facility and the area provides excellent access to the Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail. The trail system provides for bikes, equestrian and pedestrian use and are available from 5:00 am ...

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Emigrant Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 58.00 miles

The Emigrant Wilderness now contains a total of 112,277 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1975 the Emigrant Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...i...

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Carson Pass Highway (Route 88) National Park

Phone: (530)-622-5061 Distance: 58.49 miles

Stretching from the Sacramento Valley of California to the Carson Valley in Nevada, this 58-mile byway winds its way through the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, reaches the summit at Carson Pass, and ends up on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. One of the most visually dramatic of the trans-Sierra highways in California, you will witness views of ragged volcanic skylines, cool green mea...

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Merced River Recreation Management Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 59.73 miles

Beginning in the high country of Yosemite National Park, the Merced River makes a headlong rush through glacially-carved canyons, rugged mountains and foothills to the San Joaquin Valley. Ample access points allow you to float rapids at your own pace. Come ashore long enough to watch an eagle dive for its dinner. Hook a trout and plunk it in a pan over an open fire at Railroad Flat or McCabe Flat ...

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Carson-Iceberg Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 61.89 miles

The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness now contains a total of 161,181 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ...

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Lake Solano National Park

9 Activites Phone: 800939 Distance: 62.33 miles

Lake Solano Park, Solano Project, is located at the base of coastal foothills at the western edge of the Sacramento Valley and offers an array of recreational opportunities. Through an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Solano has been administered as a recreational area by the County of Solano since 1971. More than 200,000 visitors a year enjoy a wealth of recreational activities bo...

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