Owner: Department of Parks and Recreation (530) 839-2112
Public Access: yes
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Access Via: Public road
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Fishing Supplement: Click Here
• Paved Lot Pedestrian Access
• ADA Accessible • Trails Picnic Facilities
• Picnic Table(s) • Barbecue Grill(s)/Pit(s) • Turf Area • Tree Shaded Water
• Potable Water • Drinking Fountains Bathrooms
• Flush Toilets & Sinks • Showers Other Facilities
• Public Phones
The State Recreation Area is located in the Woodson Bridge Subreach at River Mile
219 – L, approximately 6 miles east of Corning immediately adjacent to the Tehama County Park on South Avenue.
The 325-acre Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area consists of three separate areas, each with very different qualities. The main area consists of approximately 114 acres and is located on the left (east) side of the river immediately adjacent to Tehama County Park, which provides visitors with beach access and boating access to the river. Across the river, on the right (west) side, is 186 acres of Natural Preserve separated from the bank of the river by a slough, making it inaccessible to hikers and vehicles. This area is a winter home to the bald eagle and summer nest site for the yellow-billed cuckoo. The
remainder of the park site is located across the slough on the west bank of the river.
The accessible parts of the site sit well above the river and do not appear to flood as frequently as the riparian forest areas. The bank along the main camping area was severely cut during the last major flood event.
The campground and surrounding area are characterized primarily by valley oak
savanna. The preserve area, in contrast, is characterized by dense mixed riparian forest.
Current Land Use
Allowable uses at the State Recreation Area include camping, fishing, nature
observation, hiking, environmental education, nature interpretation, interpretation of historic resources, and picnicking.
Adjacent Land Use
Farmland borders the State Recreation Area to the east and west on the right side of the river. The recreation area abuts the Tehama County Park, on the left side of the river. The northern boundary of the Rio Vista Unit of the Sacramento River National Wildlife
Refuge is to the south, near South Avenue.
The main entrance to the Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area is located on South
Avenue, a county road. A small dirt parking area off Kopta Road serves as the trailhead to the primitive, boat-in campsites located on the west side of the river. This area is also accessible by boat from Kopta Slough; however, the main area used by campers has no bank access because of severe cutting that occurred during recent floods. The preserve area is largely inaccessible because of dense vegetation. The trails in the main part of the park provide
pedestrian linkage to the neighboring Tehama County River Park.