Stockton Outdoor Activities

Stockton Outdoor ActivitiesThe plentiful California sunshine is just one of the many natural amenities that nature lovers enjoy when getting out in the great outdoors in Stockton. But many fans of Mother Nature do more than just bask in the sun—they want to get even closer to the area's natural surroundings. So if you're a nature lover who truly enjoys fresh air, green grass and of course, plenty of sunshine, then check out these naturally beautiful places when you're in Stockton.

Pixie Woods Amusement Park
Stockton's Pixie Woods Amusement Park is one of those places that is so charming and whimsical that it is actually acceptable to not act your age. A Stockton favorite since opening 55 years ago, this charming park and outdoor play area will bring out the kid in anyone with its marvelous assortment of rides like a vintage merry-go-round, a miniature train, playgrounds and even a fire truck and a pirate ship! Also, this is a great place to enjoy a picnic or just lounge on a blanket and enjoy the scenery.

Address: Occidental and Shimizu, Stockton, CA 95202 - MAP
Phone: (209) 937-8206
Web: www.stocktongov.com

Calaveras River
Even though you're on the West Coast, there's nothing like the natural spectacle of watching a river run. You can enjoy that beauty thanks to the Calaveras River. This river is situated in the Central Valley and flows roughly southwest for 80 miles from its headwaters in northeast Calaveras County into the San Joaquin River just west of the city of Stockton. The calming sound of the river and the perfect spot for an outdoor picnic awaits just a short drive away.

Address: Stockton, CA - MAP
Web: www.sanjoaquinbasin.com

Village West Marina
Aquatic bliss awaits you at the Village West Marina. Located by land just two miles west of Interstate 5 on Benjamin Holt Drive, this highly appealing combination of nature and commerce offers plenty to do in Stockton. Located on Fourteenmile Slough, experience everything from fine dining to great shopping the very high-end Village West Yacht Club. Boat owners will appreciate the gas and guest docks as well as the boat detailing facility. And, to be sure, everyone looks forward to days spent outdoors and the panoramic sunsets every evening.

Address: 6649 Embarcadero Drive, Stockton, CA 95219 - MAP
Phone: (209) 951-1551
Web: www.villagewestmarina.com

Oak Grove Nature Center and Oak Grove Regional Park
Learn about all of the outdoor beauty you'll find at Stockton's Oak Grove Nature Center and Oak Grove Regional Park. The park offers plenty of great activities throughout the spring and summer that are designed to educate visitors about the plants, animals and ecosystem that all contribute to the area's obvious natural beauty. The trails remain open in the fall and winter but the Center's activities are limited to the constraints of the weather.

Address: 4520 West Eight Mile Road, Stockton, CA 95209- MAP
Phone: (209) 953-8814
Web: www.sjparks.com

Micke Grove Zoo
If you feel like you want to explore as much of nature and wildlife as you can but are limited by time, then make a trip to the Micke Grove Zoo. This impressive facility houses creatures from all over the globe that include such popular residents as monkeys, iguanas and a stunning collection of exotic birds and equally interesting amphibians. In addition to offering a great environment to walk around and view the animals in their natural habitats, the zoo also features various seasonal events as well as a variety of educational programs.

Address: 11793 North Micke Grove Road, Lodi, CA 95240 - MAP
Phone: (209) 953-8840
Web: www.mgzoo.com

Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina
Enjoy nature while still retaining access to all of the modern comforts when you make plans to spend some quality time at the Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina. This facility features state-of-the-art covered boat slips from 36 to 50 feet, so no matter what size your watercraft is, you will be able to light out from this location. The resort also features an RV and camping area, so whether you choose to stay outdoors on land or navigate your vessel seaward, you can equally enjoy both at the Tiki Lagun Resort and Marina.

Address: 12988 West McDonald Road, Stockton, CA 95206 - MAP
Phone: (877) 444-8454
Web: www.tikimarina.com