Stanislaus County Parks

Rules & Regulations – Woodward Reservoir

It is unlawful and constitutes an infraction/misdemeanor for any person to violate or fail to comply with any of the following provisions in any recreation area (Stanislaus County Code, Title 18, Parks and Recreation) Woodward Reservoir Map & Info

  • Prohibited at the facility
    • Firearms, fireworks, slingshots, BB guns, bows and arrows (except in Archery Range), missile-launching devises, paint ball weapons, bounce houses, waterslides or trampolines, refuse collecting, and collecting cans and bottles for recycling.
    • Attaching, removing, injuring or causing damage to any plants, trees, shrubs, lawn, flowers, or rocks (no tree swings)
    • No swimming in off-boat ramp areas and beyond 200 feet from the shoreline or outside the 5 m.p.h. zones.
    • Engagement in physical violence or any unlawful actions, which violates County, State, or Federal laws.
  • Park Patrons Must
    • Comply with all signs posted by the Department.
    • Comply with lawful instructions of a Park staff/officer.
  • Motor Vehicles in the Park
    • All sections of California Vehicle Code will be enforced (SCC, 18.20.010).
    • All vehicles must stay on designated roads and parking areas.
    • Major vehicle repairs are prohibited in the park.
  • Camping
    • Overnight campers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible¬†adult
    • Campers must keep a clean campsite at all times and upon leaving
    • There is a maximum of 2 vehicles allowed per campsite
    • Campfires CANNOT be left unattended and must be extinguished upon leaving the campsite area.
    • Campfires MUST be contained or in the fire rings provided
    • Keep all flammable materials away from the fire area to prevent spread
  • Watercrafts
    • Boaters must operate at a speed as not to endanger themselves or passengers and to avoid boat damage.
    • A QUAGGA/ZEBRA MUSSEL self-certification is required for all watercraft (Must be visible on vehicle dashboard).
    • All vessels must meet U.S. Coast Guard equipment requirements and state noise level requirements.
    • No vessels may be occupied by a number of persons greater than the vessels designated weight and/or passenger capacity.
    • Boaters must not use a speed in excess of 5 m.p.h. when within 100 feet of any persons in the water or boaters must not use a speed in excess of 5 m.p.h. within 200 feet of any person-occupied beach, dock, or mooring buoy.
  • Pets/Horses
    • Pets must be kept under control and on a leash at all times while in the park (6 feet if walking, 10 feet if staked). Owners must possess proof of current rabies vaccination (SCC, 18.08.050).
    • All owners or handlers shall be responsible to retrieve and properly dispose of fecal material in a sanitary manner
    • Horses are permitted in area A though FF only
  • Bow Fishing Rules

Invasive Species Program

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