COSUMNES RIVER PRESERVE
Park Description: The Cosumnes River Preserve is a
growing multi-agency partnership that encompasses more than 46,000 acres of
wetlands and adjacent uplands. It was designed to protect one of the last
free flowing river ecosystems in the state which include the greater
sandhill crane, giant garter snake, Swainson's hawk and Elderberry longhorn
beetle as well as a number of native plants including the valley oak (Quercus
lobata). From a hiking viewpoint, it's an extremely attractive area
considering the bio-diverse environments of marshes, rivers, thick
woodlands, grassy fields, and nature boardwalks.
River Preserve is located about half way between Stockton and Sacramento off
of highway 5.
From highway 5 take the Twin City (E13) east a half mile to Franklin. Right
on Franklin. The preserve is about two miles down. Watch for signs.
There are restrooms and a visitors center.
Cost: $ free.
Cosumnes River Walk trail
November 6, 2008
November 19, 2009
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