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Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt

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#175 of 239 in Wildlife in California
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Cosumnes River Preserve Reviews
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  • We had a great time here. The first parking lot without the visitor center has a very nice walk through the marsh on boardwalk. Lots of Ducks, Birds, Cranes, Geese & Predators. We also enjoy the walk ...  more »
  • What a great trip here.I think we say a lil over 80 species of birds. We did the 6:45 tour with a biologist which was a lot of fun! hiked about 5 miles.  more »
  • We like coming here for the scenic trails and the quiet. There's miles of trails to go explore. Also there is a small dock for kayak access to the river. All in all good to visit for a relaxing day.  more »
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  • The park is very well groomed, with wheelchair accessible trails, convenient access off of I-5. At sunset, we saw colonies of Sandhill Cranes majestically landing to catch supper before night cap. We heard noises coming from the sky and looked up. Waves of thousands of cheerful snow geeses flew pass overhead on the way to their pastures. Awesome.
  • This is a wonderful nature preserve. It is well managed, is absolutely GORGEOUS, and it's a great place to bird watch, day hike, sit and think, and kayak. I really like their boat launch, and it is easy to get to from their parking lot. However, if you plan on kayaking or canoeing, be sure to bring shoes for the boat launch. During the day, my bare feet almost received a 1st degree burn from standing on the boat launch, so just keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that this area almost always floods during the rainy seasons, so be prepared for that. It also can get really hot during the summer, so bring lots of water and sunscreen. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place. You won't regret it.
  • Nice place for a nature walk and to see a variety of birds. There is a small visitor center. You can take a walk anywhere from 1 to a little over 3 miles, or head over to the boardwalk which leads to a small observation area. There are a few benches along the boardwalk too.
  • I love this place! They have hiking / walking for all levels, great traversable waterways and exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Great place to walk, observe various bird species, look out for wildlife and get out in nature! No dogs allowed. Special events periodically.
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