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New Melones Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (209)-536-9094 Email: mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov Distance: 7.95 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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Red Hills Recreation Management Area National Park

6 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 10.90 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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Stanislaus National Forest Park

16 Activites Email: stf-public_affairs@fs.fed.us Distance: 24.68 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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New Hogan Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (209)-772-1343 Distance: 25.74 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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Stanislaus River Parks

10 Activites Phone: (209)-881-3517 Distance: 28.66 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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Merced River Recreation Management Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 34.05 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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Emigrant Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 36.69 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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Tioga Road/Big Oak Flat Road National Park

Phone: (209)-372-0200 Distance: 43.22 miles

This byway offers a spectacular passage over the Sierra Nevada. Drive through the highest automobile pass in California and experience an elevation change of over one mile. Experience glacier-carved granite peaks, pristine lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, and lush evergreen forests with Giant Sequoia groves in this serene yet rugged landscape.

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Yosemite Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 46.71 miles

The Yosemite Wilderness now contains a total of 704,624 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Yosemite 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 o...

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Mokelumne Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 47.00 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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Yosemite National Park

Rank: 17 10 Activites Phone: (209)-372-0200 Distance: 47.33 miles

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

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Carson-Iceberg Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 47.43 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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San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (209)-826-3508 Email: Eric_Hopson@fws.gov Distance: 50.76 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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Sly Park Reservoir

9 Activites Phone: (530)-644-2545 Distance: 51.86 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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Carson Pass Highway (Route 88) National Park

Phone: (530)-622-5061 Distance: 53.72 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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Grasslands Wildlife Management Area National Park

1 Activites Phone: (209)-826-3508 Email: Kim_Forrest@fws.gov Distance: 55.64 miles

Grasslands Wildlife Management Area lies within the San Joaquin River basin and supports the largest remaining block of wetlands in the Central Valley, containing 70,000 acres of private wetlands and associated, and surrounding 53,000 acres of state and federal lands. Perpetual conservation easements on private lands have been purchased by the Service. Land management activities are the respon...

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Hoover Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 56.47 miles

The Hoover Wilderness now contains a total of 128,421 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1964 the Hoover 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 "...incre...

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Eldorado National Forest Park

Email: kschroeder@fs.fed.us Distance: 56.58 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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Mother Lode Recreation Management Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 57.05 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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Merced National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (209)-829-3508 Email: Rich_Albers@fws.gov Distance: 57.19 miles

The Merced National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 10,258 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas. It was established in 1951 under the Lea Act to attract wintering waterfowl away from adjacent farmland where foraging ducks and geese were causing extensive damage to crops. The refuge hosts the largest wintering populations of lesser sandhill cranes and Ross' ge...

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Eastman Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (559)-689-3255 Distance: 57.49 miles

Just one hour north of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Rolling oak-covered hills provide a scenic and restful setting for fishing, boating, and hiking.

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San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (209)-826-3508 Email: karl_stromayer@fws.gov Distance: 59.77 miles

The San Luis Refuge in the San Joaquin Valley of central California is one of the last remnants of the historically bountiful wintering grounds for migratory waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway. Located in the Bear Creek, Salt Slough, and San Joaquin River floodplain, it hosts a myriad of tree-lined channels and oxbows, wetlands and native grasslands. Thousands of acres of wetlands, fed by an int...

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Cosumnes River Preserve National Park

4 Activites Phone: (916)-941-3101 Email: dgreenwo@blm.gov Distance: 60.33 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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Indian Creek Recreation Area National Park

9 Activites Phone: (775)-885-6000 Email: ccfoweb@blm.gov Distance: 61.88 miles

This campground with 19 sites is situated next to Indian Creek Reservoir. These sites are suitable for recreation vehicles up to 34' or tents. The restrooms have flush toilets and hot showers. Drinking water is provided and a sanitary dump station (fee charged) is available. A tents-only area, with parking nearby, has 10 sites. Both camp ares are first-come, first-serve. A day-use area h...

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Lake Natoma National Park

10 Activites Phone: (916)-988-0205 Distance: 63.17 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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