California state park to open near Modesto

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The San Francisco Chronicle reported that California is getting a new state park, which will be located near Modesto. The park will be located on 2,500 acres of land, between the San Joaquin and Tuolumne rivers. About 1,500 acres of land is made up of flood plains.

The park will likely not open to the public until 2023 as there is still work to be done to make it ready for visitors.

“We need to do an archaeological survey and make sure we’re not disturbing any Native American site or anything like that,” State Parks Director Armando Quintero said. The Los Angeles Times. “There’s going to be a fair amount of planning before you put sustainable infrastructure there.”

The park will provide fishing and swimming areas, as well as visitor facilities. The LA Times reports that California Governor Gavin Newsom has committed $5 million to the project.

“There is access to both rivers, so you can fish, as well as get in the water,” Quintero continued. “In a way, it’s a walk back in time to a gentle valley. It’s one of those places where people go to visit and say, ‘Oh my God, this is where I live. .’ That’s my hope.”

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Ophelia Garcia Lawler is an editor on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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