As its name suggests, Turlock Lake State Recreation Area sits on the shores of beautiful Turlock Lake. With the Tuolomme River running along the park’s northern border and the warm dry climate of the area, this park is the pawfect locale for some fun in the sun with your furry companion.
The hiking trails of Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
are well-established, and there is a lovely artesian well along the back of the
canyon wall. Several lookout points dot the area, so you and your furry pal can
enjoy puptacular views of the surrounding savannas, nearby orchards and cattle
Before hitting the trails with your pup, make sure you have
plenty of water. Nobody likes to be dehydrated while hiking, especially not
doggos. After your hike, refuel with some lunch at the picnic area. Just don’t
forget to bring your pooch some biscuits. Pet parents are required to pick up
after their beloved pups, so always have a clean-up bag or two on hand.
The park has a furrific campground that’s sandwiched
between an impressive sheer bluff and the Tuolomme River. The campsites are
tucked away in thick groves of trees, so in the hot summer months your pup will
have plenty of shade. Hookups are not available, but trailers up to 27 feet can
fit in the sites. To keep campers happy, modern restrooms and hot showers are
available, as are stoves and drinking water. So go ahead and pack some sleeping
bags and stay an extra night or two. Your pooch will love sleeping under the
stars. Be aware that this is a pupular destination and it gets pretty busy between
Memorial Day and Labor Day. If your pup isn’t a fan of crowds, visit the park
after Labor Day. The nights are still plenty warm.
Your pup will have an unfurgettable time at this park!