STILLMAN MAGEE, WWA CLOSED THROUGH 7/7
With the Mokelumne River expected to remain at 2500 CFS (cubic feet per second) for the foreseeable future, access to the river will remain closed through the July 4 holiday, San Joaquin County Park officials have announced.
The river's closure has meant all recreational usage, including river rafting from the Mokelumne River Day Use Area to Stillman Magee Regional Park will remain closed through July 7. The park remains closed along with Woodbridge Wilderness Area.
State and county officials have continued to monitor local rivers and waterways since winter storms caused record snowfall and sparked flood concerns. Day-use and boat launching at Dos Reis Regional Park, which borders the San Joaquin River, remains closed at this time, along with Mossdale Crosssing Regional Park.
Park officials will continue to assess all facilities as flood concerns subside and reopen these parks once conditions improve. There is no estimated reopening date at this time.
MICKE GROVE'S JAPANESE GARDEN NOW OPEN
Micke Grove's Japanese Garden is now open! As always, entrance is free with vehicle entry ($5 weekdays, $6 most weekends). Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Thursday and until 1 p.m. Friday - Sunday and holidays.
WATER PLAY FEATURE OPEN DAILY
The Micke Grove Water play feature is open daily through Labor Day. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., is open to everyone and is free to use ($5 parking weekdays, $6 most weekends).
TEMPORARY EXHIBIT CLOSURES AT MICKE GROVE ZOO
The highly pathogenic Avian Influenza is present in northern California, putting Micke Grove Zoo birds at risk. Out of an abundance of caution, the walk-through aviary will be closed to foot traffic until further notice. Birds can be viewed outside the exhibit.