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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
Cool Central Valley Park in Summer

The Central Valley can be blistering hot in summer, but this past week, right before the Labor Day... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2015
Judith D
Berkeley, California
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28000 S Austin Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9527
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All reviews the river great place to go early in the morning swimming camping fishing mosquitoes picnic state cows
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caswell park is nice and close. Great place to go for a picnic at the river. Swim, Canoe,and Paddle board.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carpenterbillneilsen
Reviewed February 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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.

Date of experience: October 2014
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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