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Cosumnes River Preserve

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Great place to feel lost in the real California

Worth the drive to walk in wetlands and see lots of flora and fauna, excellent volunteers to help... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Los Angeles, California
One of very few wetland areas in California

California used to have more wetlands but they've been converted into agricultural lands and this... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Pleasanton, California
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“nature hike”(2 reviews)
River preserve with trails and day hike facilities.
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13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA 95632-9014
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Worth the drive to walk in wetlands and see lots of flora and fauna, excellent volunteers to help guide you. Bring some food to enjoy on the picnic tables.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

California used to have more wetlands but they've been converted into agricultural lands and this is one of very few areas where you can see how it used to be. Actually, this preserve is heavily managed, so it's a more a man made wetland rather...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Took the two very bored granddaughters on a nature hike and they loved the boardwalk, were amazed with the sounds and had no idea so much fun was right in our back yard. They even have restrooms!!!!!!!!!!!! We counted at least 9 different bird species,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Laura J
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old is quite the bird lover so we stopped here on our way to Sacramento. It was a great place to kill a few hours walking and exploring and viewing the variety of birds that were hanging out here. He even got...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank brookerenae
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Large park with walking trails and bird-viewing-from-car, when I visited early string I found many meadowlarks, swallows and the expected ducks. Nice stop close to the highway.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Gilbert H
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We had a great time here. The first parking lot without the visitor center has a very nice walk through the marsh on boardwalk. Lots of Ducks, Birds, Cranes, Geese & Predators. We also enjoy the walk through the woods from the second parking lot...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank B C
Reviewed November 14, 2017

What a great trip here.I think we say a lil over 80 species of birds. We did the 6:45 tour with a biologist which was a lot of fun! hiked about 5 miles.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We like coming here for the scenic trails and the quiet. There's miles of trails to go explore. Also there is a small dock for kayak access to the river. All in all good to visit for a relaxing day.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank CalBear67
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We have visited The Consumnes River Preserve several times over the past few years on our trips to San Francisco. We have been there in several seasons, some dry and some wet. Last year we had been there in very dry conditions and there were...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Bob L
Reviewed August 13, 2016

It is a nice forested collection of trails to walk along, a total of a few miles. The far loop is a must, and remember to check on the leaflet for numbers as you go along - you can learn even more about the park.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Janet H
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