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Address: Oakdale, CA
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Good place to get in a boat (if you don't have lakes or big rivers near you)

Title about says it all. They do have picnic areas. I felt that it was just another Reservoir. Of course it is pretty low since water is REALLY an issue in the area

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Kirkland, Washington
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Oakdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

It is the main reason why we continue to live in Oakdale. I believe that this reservoir is one of the nicest California. It is fairly small but offers lots of beach access. We go there quite often.

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Kirkland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Title about says it all. They do have picnic areas. I felt that it was just another Reservoir. Of course it is pretty low since water is REALLY an issue in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were directed to this site as we were lost and couldn't find any RV parks in Waterford, this is a National Trust run area and the Reservoir is used for all types of water sport including shooting wild fowl. The pitches are all large/ level and grassed each has full hook ups & fire pits, the staff are all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Plenty of space for camping. Easy spots to bbq for day use. If Camping I would suggest bring umbrellas for shadw not ro many spots with trees and shading.

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Oakdale,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Used to be a nice lake to go too, now with the gangs and problems most local people wont go out there anymore.........weekends are terrible because one person thinks that everyone want to listen to their brand of music played through a cheap radio at full volume....I had one group of people steal the boards off our fence a few... More 

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Oakdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place to send a day, or camp for however long you wish.Easy access to the water, fun time for the family.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have heard many times that people like Woodward Reservoir more than Modesto Lake (wherever that is). Since I live on the same road as Woodward, I used to go out there all the time when it was free. And haven't been there in a while, but driving by on the way to Jackson I know it's a beautiful park,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We went horseback riding out at this reservoir and had a good time despite the crowds. Every campsite was full and there seemed to be a lot of people, even though we were there at 7am. Trails are gravel, which can make it tough for horses but great for driving your vehicle right up to your campsite. Not very scenic,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I spent last night camping. It was the dirtiest site that I have been in. The toilets were so disgusting that they were unusable. The campers were noisy with car alarms going off in the night. I really did feel uncomfortable there. The only redeeming feature was the pleasant staff at check in. You certainly do get what you pay... More 

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Oakdale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Woodward has fireworks on 4th of July. It is too crowded. Too ex-pensive and the day rate has also gone up. I am older now, so I do not enjoy going as much as I did when I was younger. I am sure some people are glad it is so close to home.

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Address: Oakdale, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakdale

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