Introduction to Waterford, California
Waterford, California, in Stanislaus county, is 11 miles NE of Turlock, California and 65 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is included in the Modesto metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,924 people lived in Waterford.
Waterford City began to take shape in the second half of the nineteenth century. At that time, the community was known as Bakersville. During that time, there was no bridge across the Tuolumne River and it could only be crossed by means of a ford on the waterfront. The community thusly came to be known as Waterford.
Waterford and nearby Attractions
- Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
- McHenry Museum
- La Grange Regional Park
- Oakdale Cowboy Museum
- McConnell State Park
- Great Valley Museum of Natural History
Things To Do In Waterford
The Funworks Family Fun Company, the Golden Gaslight Conservatory and Paintball Zone are all accessible from Waterford. Those interested in history may enjoy a visit to the Great Valley Museum of Natural History, the Oakdale Museum or the McHenry Museum. Local parks include the Turlock Lake State Recreation Area, the La Grange Regional Park and McConnell State Park.
The Modesto City-Co-Harry Sham Field Airport is nearby.
Waterford Higher Education
Local colleges include Gavilan College, San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College.