Kaweah Oaks Preserve – a remnant example of the valley oak woodland that once grew on the floor of the central valley. This preserve shelters a portion of the central valley’s unique and endangered valley oak ecosystem. Visitors can walk along nature trails in a forest of century old oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, ash trees & other flora which provide habitats for animals and more than 125 species of birds native to the area. Located 3 miles northeast of Exeter on Road 182 north of Highway 198.
Hogwallow Preserve – also known as mima mounds, Hogwallows used to cover 1000’s of acres in the area but now just 10 acres remain here. Vernal pools form during the wet season producing a great variety of vegetation as the water recedes. The Hogwallows in this preserve are about 1,500,000 years old, soil scientists visit the site regularly to evaluate and understand the phenomenon. Located on Ave. 314 west of Rd. 220.
University of California, Lindcove Research & Extension Center – 175 acres located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The center’s orchards are used for extensive citrus research. Open to the public, call for appointment. (559) 592-2408
For additional information or to schedule groups & tours, please contact the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.