National Parks / Natural World in DUTCH FLAT with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Dutch Flat has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Dutch Flat, California offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Dutch Flat itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Apple Hill

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    (32 miles) Camino

    Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a ...

  • Cameron Park Lake

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    (37 miles) Cameron Park

    Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon in this California park lake, with tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trails and more!

  • Effie Yeaw Nature Center

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    (48 miles) Carmichael

    Self-guided trails through 100 acres of beautiful Californian nature, with wildlife and learning opportunities for the kids!

  • Lake Tahoe State Park

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    (51 miles) Incline Village

    A beautiful natural oasis for the family to explore in Nevada! Great outdoor family adventures with Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, with trails to hike and bike, fishing, and camping.

  • Mormon Station State Historic Park

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    (55 miles) Genoa

    Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group ...

  • Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

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    (56 miles) Genoa

    The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local ...

  • Washoe Lake State Park

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    (58 miles) Carson City

    A great family fun outdoor adventure in Nevada, with wildlife, water sports, hiking and camping! A beautiful State Park in the heart of Washoe Valley.

  • Dayton State Park

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    (67 miles) Dayton

    Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, ...

  • Micke Grove Regional Park

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    (81 miles) Lodi

    A fun park with a carnival, museum, formal gardens, softball fields, water play features, horseshoe pits, several children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole disc golf course! Phew!

  • Fort Churchill State Historic Park

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    (86 miles) Silver Springs

    Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. It was abandoned nine years later, and today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested ...

  • Lahontan State Recreation Area

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    (97 miles) Fallon

    Lahontan State Recreation Area is located on the Carson River, 18 miles west of Fallon and 45 miles northeast of Nevada's Capital, Carson City, via U.S. Highway 50. The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area ...

  • Walker Lake

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    (97 miles) Fallon

    Walker Lake is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea which covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, plus ...

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  • Aerospace Museum of California

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    (47 miles) McClellan

    In 2007 over 100,000 visitors came to the Aerospace Museum of California to view its unique collection of military and civilian aircraft, engine exhibit, use the educational programs, and enjoy the ...

  • Discovery Museum Science and Space Center

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    (49 miles) Sacramento

    The Museum is home to the Challenger Space Program and Sacramento's only public planetarium. Inside, you will find a nature room with live animals, reptiles and insects on display. Exhibits include ...

  • Sacramento Childrens Museum

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    (49 miles) Rancho Cordoca

    Sacramento Children’s Museum includes several interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning. The Museum is designed for ages birth to eight-years-old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"!

  • California State Railroad Museum

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    (56 miles) Sacramento

    A complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North Americas most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone!

  • California Military Museum

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    (56 miles) Sacramento

    The museum, opened by Governor Pete Wilson in 1991, is the official military museum and historical research center of the State of California.

  • Nevada State Railroad Museum

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    (57 miles) Carson City

    A museum all things railroad in Nevada, with actual locomotives and cars, some pre-dating 1900. Fascinating for the kids!

  • The Childrens Museum of Northern Nevada

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    (57 miles) Carson City

    We are a children's play-based learning environment. Exhibits include a pre-school area with manipulative problem-solving activities. Exhibits are geared for 1 year olds and up.

  • Nevada Museum Of Art

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    (59 miles) Reno

    A family day out surrounded by art and culture, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno gives kids an education and insight into some incredible art through their many exhibitions.

  • Wilbur D May Center

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    (59 miles) Reno

    An adventure for all ages with a museum that houses a rare collection of artifacts, and a botanical garden gilled with flowers, courtyards and meadows.

  • The Discovery

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    (59 miles) Reno

    The Discovery (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum), is a 67,000 square foot hands-on science center location in downtown Reno, Nevada, with learning and fun for visitors of all ages.

  • Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

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    (59 miles) Reno

    An adventure into the world of space and science for the whole family in Reno! With a theater, and FREE exhibit hall with fascinating displays for an interactive experience!

  • National Automobile Museum

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    (59 miles) Reno

    The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) lets you travel through time like few other places. Like people, every car has a story, a little tale about who and where and why. Especially ...

  • Explorit Science Center

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    (65 miles) Davis

    Explorit is an interactive, hands-on, family science musuem in Davis, CA. We offer changing exhibitions, field trips, traveling programs, summer science camp and special events such as Family ...

  • World of Wonders Science Museum

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    (78 miles) Lodi

    A huge collection fascinating hands on experiments kids can do! Enjoy fun learning experiences that cover almost anything scientific you can imagine!

  • Angels Camp Museum

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    (80 miles) Angels Camp

    A fascinating history museum located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, with collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp!

  • Western Railway Museum

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    (89 miles) Suisun City

    Enjoy a historic trip though the Montezuma Hills in this living history museum, where kids can learn about the heritage of the railroad AND ride the train!

  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

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    (40 miles) Folsom

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or ...

  • Sierra Safari Zoo

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    (57 miles) Reno

    Visit Nevada's LARGEST zoo and the ONLY zoo in Northern Nevada, with animals from all over the world for that WILD family day out!

  • Sacramento Zoo

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    (58 miles) Sacramento

    More than 500 native, rare and endangered animals await you at this fascinating zoo in Sacramento!

  • Nevada Bugs and Butterflies

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    (63 miles) Reno

    Hands-on experiences for kids in Nevada so they can get excited about science, the environment, and interact with real life insects - with FREE admission!

  • Animal Ark

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    (65 miles) Reno

    Animal Ark provides an ideal place to house non-releasable wildlife and allows the public a unique opportunity to view these animals in natural habitat exhibits. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • The Serpentarium

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    (80 miles) Lodi

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Micke Grove Zoo

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    (81 miles) Lodi

    Micke Grove Zoo is home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world, including several endangered species, such as the Chinese Alligator, the Snow Leopard and the Cotton Top ...