Stockton Creek Watershed Preserve and Trails

MPUD, in collaboration with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) and the Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) acquired 410 acres of land in 2011 adjacent to and upstream of the Stockton Creek Reservoir. In 2019, MPUD acquired land south of the Stockton Creek Dam, adding 360 acres of open space to the preserve.  MPUD and SFC have been constructing public use trails and sponsoring fuel reduction projects and organizing tours in the watershed. Over 4 miles of trails and two trail head kiosks are available for public access to the preserve. Over time the project is expected to reduce risk of catastrophic fire, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat in the watershed as well as provide public access to hiking and biking trails close to the town of Mariposa.

Map of Hiking Trails

Contact Information

Mariposa Public Utility District

4992 7th Street

P.O. Box 494

Mariposa CA 95338

Office Phone:  (209) 966-2515  Fax: (209) 966-6615

Office Hours:

Monday- Thursday: 8am-5pm Friday 8am-4pm

Closed for lunch from 12-1


Emergency Contact

water and wastewater services


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