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Can you swim Caswell State Park?
Caswell Memorial State Park spreads among the trees along the Stanislaus River 5 miles southwest of Ripon. The river bank is a popular destination for fishing for bass, catfish, and crappie. Swimming beaches attract many campers in the summer when water levels are safe.
What is there to do in Caswell Memorial State Park?
Caswell Memorial State Park – Area Recreation Today visitors can enjoy exploring an endangered riparian oak woodland and numerous historic site. Other activities include campfire programs, picnicking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking and hiking. Wildlife viewing is also popular in the area.
Who is Caswell named after?
This park has been named after the landowner, Thomas Caswell. He enjoyed this beautiful forest and wanted to preserve it. In the 1950s, 134 acres (54 ha) of this forest were donated by his children and grandchildren to California before it was opened to the public as a state park in 1958.
Are dogs allowed at Caswell State park?
Dogs are welcome at the park but not allowed on trails, in the river, on beaches, and must always be on a leash.
How big is Caswell Memorial Park in California?
In 1950 the children and grand children donated 134 acres to the people of California. Additional donations and state purchases brought Caswell to its current size of 258 acres. Caswell Memorial State Park was open to the public in 1958.
How big is the Caswell forest in California?
Thomas Caswell, landowner, enjoyed this wonderful forest and felt it should be preserved. In 1950 the children and grand children donated 134 acres to the people of California. Additional donations and state purchases brought Caswell to its current size of 258 acres.
What kind of animals live in Caswell State Park?
The park protects a fine example of the threatened and still declining riparian oak woodland, which once flourished throughout California’s Central Valley. Caswell is home to several endangered animal species, including the riparian brush rabbit which is not known to occur anywhere else.
Is there charge to camp at Caswell Memorial?
Yes I came here in the middle of the afternoon and I was one of only 3 vehicles in the whole park.It’s very easy to find and yes they do charge $8 to park & $30 to camp. The ranger was kind enough to not charge me and was able to power walk for about an hour in 90+ degree heat!