San Joaquin River Gorge Visitor Center

Bureau of Land Management, California.

Come to the Visitor Center to explore the plants, animals and people who call the scenic San Joaquin River Gorge their home. Explore interactive displays inside and native plant gardens and outdoor classrooms outside. Investigate a Mono house, learn how acorns were processed into food and explore other local cultural traditions. Call ahead to schedule a special program for your group. The area is open all year and is easily accessible via a paved road suitable for all types of cars.

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The San Joaquin River Gorge is located approximately five (5) miles northwest of the town of Auberry. The visitor center is located at 40060 Smalley Road, Auberry, California. Google Maps accurately locates the visitor center at it's actual location. From Fresno, take CA-168 north. One mile after the town of Prather, turn left onto Auberry Road. Follow Auberry Road 2.9 miles through the town of Auberry and turn left at the Y onto Powerhouse Road. After 1.8 miles, turn left onto Smalley Road and follow it to the visitor center.

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