Nature Areas

Explore and discover nature and wildlife in Lodi.

Surrounded by thousands of acres of nature preserves, Lodi is paradise to avid birders and nature lovers. This river-rich basin coupled with marshes teeming with life, is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish. Reconnect with the natural world and discover local wildlife.


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Cosumnes River Preserve

Cosumnes River Preserve

Waterfowl, flowers and wildlife abound in this wonderful habitat Directions From I-5: Take Interstate 5 to the Twin Cities Road exit (marked with a binoculars sign for wildlife viewing) about midway between…

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Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

This salt/freshwater marsh hosts one of the state's most diverse groupings of birds, and California's largest population of river otter. Directions: Go west on Hwy 12 toward Rio Vista. Just east of Rio Vista,…

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Lodi Lake Park

Lodi Lake Park

Picnic with the family or walk along the nature trails to view the riparian habitat that is home to many species of mammals, reptiles and fish. June, July, & August, the public beach is open and pedal boats and…

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Micke Grove Park

Micke Grove Park

A gift from the late Lodi farmer turned philanthropist William G. Micke, this 258-acre park remains one of the most popular attractions in San Joaquin County. It features: Micke Grove Zoo, Wortley Lake, a…

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Oak Grove Park

Oak Grove Park

This beautiful park is a living example of the Valley Oak Woodlands that once covered much of San Joaquin County. Over 1,500 oak trees tower around this 180-acre park providing natural landscape and shade to the…

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Stone Lakes Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

Explore a grassland trail along the water's edge and ramble through the woods. This new urban refuge provides homes for well over a hundred bird species and many resident mammals and reptiles. Get a bird's eye…

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Woodbridge Ecological Reserve

Woodbridge Ecological Reserve

One of California Department of Fish & Wildlife's objectives is to maintain ecological reserves and marine protected areas intended to conserve unique, fragile habitats, which can function to protect and restore…

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Woodbridge Wilderness Area

Woodbridge Wilderness Area

The area is now open to the public the first and third weekends each month (subject to change.) Providing 1/4 mile of Mokelumne River frontage, this underdeveloped park features an established riparian habitat,…

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