Introduction to Woodlake, California
Woodlake, California, in Tulare county, is 12 miles NE of Visalia, California and 44 miles SE of Fresno, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Visalia-Tulare-Porterville metropolitan area with.
The area now known as Woodlake was established by Gilbert F. Stevenson, a rich land developer from Southern California, in 1912. Stevenson played a great role initiating the development of the community. The city of Woodlake is located in Tulare County, which was founded in 1852. It was created from portions of Mariposa County. The county was named after Tulare Lake. It was once the largest freshwater lake to the west of Great Lakes.
Woodlake and Nearby Attractions
- Sarah A. Mooney Memorial Museum.
- Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.
- Hanford Carnegie Museum.
- Lake Kaweah Recreation Area.
- Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum.
- Jennie Lakes Wilderness.
Things To Do In Woodlake
The Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, the Devils Postpile National Monument and the Rainbow's End Theme Park are all nearby. The Oak Patch Golf Course is the local golf course. Local parks include the Jennie Lakes Wilderness, the Lake Kaweah Recreation Area and the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge.
Fresno Yosemite International is the nearest major airport.
Woodlake Higher Education
Bakersfield College, Reedley College and Fresno City College are the local colleges.