Although the Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation, visitors will find much to see besides rich farmland and bountiful vineyards. Tucked among the immense fruit orchards south of Fresno, the Swedish theme town of Kingsburg offers a small slice of Old World culture. In this unlikely rural setting, costumes, architecture, and restaurants reflect the heritage of the community’s early settlers. Farther south, Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park preserves the first community in the nation founded, financed, and governed entirely by African-Americans. Eastward, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Pine Flat, Kaweah, and Success Lakes provide complete water-sports activities in a scenic environment. At Fort Tejon, home of the former U.S. Army Camel Corps, a state historic park features a restored dragoon barracks and a small museum. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Lost Lake Recreation Area, Choinumni Park, Upper Pine Flat Recreation Area, Deer Creek Point, Island Park, Trimmer, Sycamore, Coalinga Mineral Springs, Los Gatos Creek Park, Lake Kaweah / Horse Creek, Lake Success, and Colonel Allensworth Historic Park.
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