Thursday April 25, 2024


California has a new state park for the first time in a decade, and it’s in the Central Valley.

The park is located on the Dos Rios tract west of Modesto right in between Highway 99 and Interstate 5 near the confluence of the Tuolumne and San Joaquin rivers. The 1,600-acre site is surrounded by vast almond orchards and dairy pastures. 

Dos Rios is one of only a handful of state parks in an area of California that doesn’t have many options in the immediate area. If you live in Modesto or Stockton, you have a significant drive if you want to visit a state park. The new park will soon be just a short drive away, with areas for hiking and picnicking and plans for swimming and boating access in the future.

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