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Local Points of Interest


Kaweah Oaks Preserve
Nature preserve featuring protected Valley Oaks, local wildlife, native plants and four self guided trails. The preserve gives visitors a sample of what the Valley was like in its natural state, before development. Admission is free and open during daylight hours all year.
Sierra Summit Mountain Resort
Skiing and snowboarding on over 45 trails. The resort also includes 3 freestyle parks, a half pipe, lessons and family fun zones.
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
“The town that refused to die”. A small town established in 1908 by Colonel Allen Allensworth and settlers. The town of Allensworth was governed and financed by African Americans searching for the American Dream. Many original buildings have been restored since becoming a State Historic Park in 1976. A visitor’s center and tours are available.
Lake Kaweah
Formed by the Terminus Dam located on the Kaweah River, the lake provides many recreational activities such as boating, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, camping and fishing.
Balch Park
County Park located in Mountain Home State Forest above Springville. Balch Park is home to The Hercules Tree and Oliver Twist Tree. In addition to Giant Sequoias, the park features fishing, horseback riding, hiking, back country trails and swimming. Balch Park Pack Station, located in the Central California High Sierra Mountain Range, offers the ultimate in Sierra High Country Adventure.
Camp Nelson
Hiking, horseback riding, snow skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing and snow mobile trails.
Pixley Wildlife Refuge
Delano, CA.
6,389 acres of grasslands and wet marshes. Wildlife such as different species of bird, mammals, reptiles and amphibians can be seen on the 1.5 mile trail and observation deck.
River Ridge Ranch
Springville, CA.
River Ridge Ranch is a unique combination of working cattle ranch, recreation and education guest ranch in Oak Savannah Foothills of the Western Sierra Nevada. Nestled beside the Tule River and Giant Sequoia National Monument, this 722 acre ranch has activities to delight the entire family. Horseback riding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and astrology are just a few things River Ridge Ranch offers.

Cat Haven Wild Animal Park
Dunlap, CA.
Observe wild cats in their natural habitat exhibits and gain knowledge of cats ranging from leopards and jaguars to tigers and cheetahs. Go on a 1/4 mile walking tour with a trained professional to see Cous Cous the Lion, Sikia the Serval, Ivan the Siberian Lynx and many more feline friends. The orphaned Bobcats shown at left are named Whirlpool and Maytag because they were found in a dishwasher in an old mine shaft in Arizona.