Corning - Woodson Bridge State Recreation AreaSouth Avenue
Corning, California 96021
Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area is a beautiful oak woodland park nestled along the Sacramento River with Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen and the Trinity Alps looming in the distance.
A boat launch is located across the road in the county park and makes for easy access to the river for those who enjoy water sports and fishing which is very popular here. A broad sand and gravel beach provides the opportunity to enjoy the sun and Sacramento River.
Another special feature of Woodson Bridge is the preserve. This dense native riparian forest is a winter home to the Bald Eagle and a summer nest site for the Yellow Billed Cuckoo and has some of the last remaining riparian habitat to be found in California.
How to get there:
The park is on South Avenue; 3 miles west of Highway 99 at Vina; 6 miles east of I-5 at Corning.
The campground has the Sacramento River on two sides and is on a first come, first served basis during the fall, winter and spring. You'll need to make a reservation for camping here in the summer. Fishing is extremely popular with campers. Visit our Camping Section for more information about camping here.
Check out the Park's Website for opening dates, reservation and other information.
Other things to do in the area:
The Corning Museum gives visitors some insight into the history of the area. Corning Community Park and Skate Park provide some fun in the sun and no trip to the area is complete without doing a little Olive Oil Tasting.
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