South Fork Preserve

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The Putah Creek South Fork Preserve is a small habitat preserve a couple miles southeast of Davis, California.The preserve was acquired by the City of Davis in 1993 using Proposition 70 funds from the State of California.The City restored the portion of the property north of Putah Creek in the mid-1990s.


The City of Davis owns this property in fee title.


192 acres.

Open space benefits:

The preserve provides restored riparian and oak savannah habitat with a few short trails.

Public accessibility:

The South Fork Preserve does have daily public access, 7 days per week from dawn to dusk.  The City restricts vehicular access to this area due to past vandalism and unauthorized vehicle use (i.e., motorcycles in sensitive wildlife and vegetation areas).  The pedestrian gates are usually always open during these hours unless there is an unusual occurrence.  The City allows vehicular access for special groups and by advance arrangements.


This property is located on Mace Boulevard about 1.5 miles south of Davis. A small parking lot is available on the east side of Mace Boulevard, just south of Putah Creek.