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Caswell Memorial State Park is a small wild refuge in the midst of the Great Central Valley of California. This unique park once hosted the Yokut Tribe of Native Americans who collected acorns among the ancient groves. Meandering through the park, the Stanislaus River offers beaches with swimming areas near the park's day use and campground facilities. One of the most magnificent aspects the park has to offer are its seemingly endless nature trails. Teeming with wildlife, many species being nocturnal and rarely seen. Red shouldered and red tailed hawks are often seen while bird watching along with dozens of other winged artists.

The Park offers 64 family campsites, each with a table, camp stove, and food locker. Drinking water taps and restrooms with hot showers are nearby, no hookups.

Take the Austin Rd exit off Highway 99, south for about 6 miles. The road leads into the park.

Location: 28000 South Austin Road, Ripon California 95366 Telephone Toll Free: 800-444-7275

Other California State Parks nearby:
(Livermore) Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
(Ripon) Caswell Memorial State Park
(Columbia) Columbia State Historic Park
(Jamestown) Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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