Caswell Memorial State Park protects a fine example of riparian oak woodland, which once flourished throughout California's Central Valley and is home to several endangered animal species. It is located along the Stanislaus River near the town of Ripon, off Route 99, south at Austin Rd. exit. Phone 209-599-3810.
Accessible camping is now available. Accessible restrooms and restrooms combined with showers are now available in the campground.
The family picnic area is generally accessible, including many accessible grills. Parking includes four accessible spaces, one of them van accessible. Route of travel: There are accessible paved routes from parking to the accessible areas. Restrooms: The Oak Grove area restroom is accessible.
Loop Nature Trail
The Loop Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile trail that starts at the day-use parking lot and uses portions of the River Bend, Majestic Oaks, Gray Fox, and Fenceline trails to create the accessible trail loop. The shaded trail offers views of oak trees, roses, berries, and a peek or two of the river.
A beach wheelchair is available to provide access to the swim beach. Call (209) 599-3810 for information.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.