Pacheco State Park


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Pacheco State Park


Location:24 miles west of Los Banos or 20 miles east of Gilroy, at 38787 Dinosaur Point Road in Hollister, off Highway 152.
Facilities:Trails (28 miles); no drinking water.
Activities:Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking.
Special Features:Park is the last remaining section of a Mexican land grant under which Francisco Pacheco and his son built the first house in Merced County in 1843. Among the historic features of the park are an old line shack used by Henry Miller's cattle company in the late 1800s, part of the old Butterfield stage line route, and the remains of the original Pacheco adobe. Only about a third of the park's property (2,600 acres) is open for public use at present.
Address:c/o Central Valley District Office
22708 Broadway St
Columbia, CA 95310

Phone:209-826-6283
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=560
Size: 6,894 acres.

See other parks in California.
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