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Neglected in the off season

We stopped overnight here after visiting the wineries in Lodi CA. It is considered a very pleasant... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Escondido CA
great place for a weekend getaway

A great State Park that I have gone to for years, good for weekend get aways. has some conveniences... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
Manteca, California
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1 Feb 2018
“dirty, dusty”
14 Aug 2017
“Great park”
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28000 S Austin Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9527
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

very ugly river side park, not safe could run into illegal grows. Dirty and dusty. very uncomfortable

Thank Karen G
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Great park all around, but slightly smaller than other state parks. We went in August and our group encountered almost zero mosquitoes. We stayed at the group site which is supposed to hold 50 people, but 30 is more realistic. The river was very accessible...More

1  Thank Jdogfunk
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Different parts of the park have different features, so I recommend scoping it out before deciding where to set up. Good fishing, camping, swimming. I've even been there when a couple sets up to loan your kids life jackets!! BEWARE OF HIGHER WATER LEVELS in...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We stopped overnight here after visiting the wineries in Lodi CA. It is considered a very pleasant place to visit in the Summer-one of the only riparian areas remaining in the Central Valley- with river fishing and swimming and many reputedly beautiful trails (no hookups...More

Thank SparkydogEscondidoCA
Reviewed January 4, 2017

A great State Park that I have gone to for years, good for weekend get aways. has some conveniences but not for large RVs. mostly a tent camping area, great fun though especially for kids, nature hikes and swimming

1  Thank coyotejunction
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Want to go for a trail walk and then jump into a cooling river? If yes, then this is the place for you. For $10 a car we enjoyed the entire day walking the multiple paths in this state park. There are several picnic areas...More

2  Thank poisionapple
Reviewed November 19, 2015

I have visited this park a few times with the most recent last month when we camped with our trailer there for a few days. From what we were told by the park ranger, it can be somewhat difficult to get a camping spot during...More

2  Thank MSWMom50
Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Central Valley can be blistering hot in summer, but this past week, right before the Labor Day weekend, this park was quite comfortable. Eight of us went to Caswell from the East Bay to look for birds, and we had some nice sightings, such...More

2  Thank Judith D
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Softest trails I've ever run on - beautiful wildlife path that follows the meander of the Stanislas River. Pretty canopy of trees. Fun place to kayak (in the right season). Nice 'car' camping too, with showers and flush toilets.

1  Thank davetR2757JE
Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Great camp grounds with decent facilities which are mostly clean. Access the river give you a place to relax and play. Noisy at night.

2  Thank JPHauck
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May 22, 2017|
Response from SparkydogEscondidoCA | Reviewed this property |
I have no experience with this part of the park.
September 15, 2016|
Response from poisionapple | Reviewed this property |
You can make them online through the government website. Just search for the parks name and click in the link that ends in gov