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Nature Preserve

Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve is a 130-acre complex of wetlands, oak woodlands, grasslands, and creek side lands. This serves as the site for our environmental education program in which approximately 2,500 elementary students per year participate in learning about the environment. This site also contains the Jan T. Lowrey Memorial Grove, which showcases California native plants and contains a small amphitheater; and the Tending and Gathering Garden, a collaborative effort with the Native American community to demonstrate native plants used in Native American cultural practices.  


34199 County Road 20
Woodland, CA 95695


Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Third Saturday of the month 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For general visitors, please check-in at the office when you arrive to receive a trail guide. For large groups, or to request a guided tour or other program please call (530) 661-1070.

  • Take I-5 north to Woodland.
  • Take exit 541 (CA-Hwy 16/Esparto).  Turn left at end of off-ramp, go over freeway and drive approximately 2.7 mi on County Rd 98/Pedrick Rd to second signal light onto Hwy 16.
  • Turn right at light on Hwy 16.  Follow Hwy 16 west for 2.8 mi to where the road splits, stay to the right on County Rd 22. 
  • At the next Y-junction veer to the right onto  County Rd 94B.  
  • Head North 1 mi on 94B to County Rd 20.
  • Turn left on County Rd 20.
  • The entrance to Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be about .04 mile on the left.  

Jan T. Lowrey Nature Preserve