Caswell Memorial State Park
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: $8 day use | $30 per night
Features: Restrooms, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible
The Caswell Memorial State Park is open year-round, from 8am to sunset, so whether looking for a day hike or an overnight stay, this park will fit the bill. There are tons of nature trails, so be sure to bring binoculars -- wildlife abounds at this park!
If looking to camp, reservations are recommended. Camper length cannot exceed 24 feet, trailer length cannot exceed 21 feet, and keep in mind that there are NO hook-ups. Group campsites are available, but call to reserve. Tent campsites and hike/bike campsites are also available. All sites have fire rings. Amenities include a few showers and a telephone for emergency calls.
Throughout the summer months, organized weekend activities include campfire programs, Jr. Ranger programs, and guided nature walks. While at Caswell, take time to fish in the Stanislaus River, or instead, just hit the beach and swimming area.