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Explore. Dream. 

Discover Oakdale.

Take an adventure. 

River Excursion Trip

Start the morning with a trip to Cahoots Corner Cafe, 110 East F St, for the best biscuits & gravy, and coffee. Followed by a walk around the Downtown Shops on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Avenues. Head up to Knight’s Ferry to River Journey, 17624 Sonora Road, for a thrilling rafting trip down the Stanislaus River. Enjoy dinner by the River at River’s Edge Restaurant, 17525 Sonora Road. After dinner, head over to Main Street to have a nightcap and dance at the General Store Saloon, or enjoy an ice cream at the Knight’s Ferry Creamery and Sweets.

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Day Trip Itinerary

Raft & Kayak the Stanislaus River

Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been providing self-guided river rafting float trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry, CA for over 30 years. We specialize in family oriented rafting trips that are perfect for inexperienced rafters, families, or those just looking to get away and relax on the beautiful Stanislaus River. 

Explore Local Lakes

Oakdale sits at the epicenter of 9 beautiful lakes & reservoirs.  Soak up the sun and rent jet skis, boats or go fishing.  

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Take a riding lesson at Shady Lawn Ranch. 

Head to Historic Knights Ferry to hike the scenic trails that overlook the Stanislaus River! Also, check out the 5 riverfront parks & campgrounds in-between Knights Ferry and Oakdale - perfect for a casual riverfront stroll and afternoon picnic or BBQ.


Sunshine Rafting, based in Knights Ferry, offers self-guided kayaking trips down the beautiful Stanislaus River!

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