city in Stanislaus County, California, United States

Oakdale is in the San Joaquin Valley of California along California Highway 120, which is the fastest route from the Bay Area to Yosemite. Oakdale claims to be the Cowboy Capital of the World.

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The Oakdale Dinner Train takes visitors on a scenic ride in the countryside east of Oakdale.

  • Knights Ferry Rafting (Sunshine Adventures), PO Box 1445 (Go east of Oakdale about 15 minutes, left on Kennedy Road, left on Sonora, once you cross bridge we are on the right), +1 209 848-4800. Sunshine Adventures has been providing safe, affordable rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry, CA for over 25 years. $17+.





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Knights Ferry just east of Oakdale makes a nice outing and has one of the few remaining covered bridges in the west.

Routes through Oakdale
Ends at   Modesto  W   E  JamestownJct N   S
LathropManteca  W   E  GrovelandYosemite N.P.

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