California Crossing Park

5198 Riverside Drive. 

In the middle and late 1800's, wagon trains carrying settlers and freight covered vast south-western landscapes that often resembled "seas of grass."  The most popular wagons, built in the Pennsylvania towns of Conestoga and Pittsburgh, featured expanses of raised canvas that contributed further to the sea voyage metaphor.

On June 28, 1986, the Texas Sesquicentennial wagon train paid homage to those earlier travelers at this crossing on the Trinity River.  That night, the train and its 1,000 men, women and children camped at Valley Ranch in Irving as the train neared the end of its 3,000-mile journey.


California Crossing California crossing  Amenities
 Parking area
 Concrete surface trail
(not lighted)
 Portable restrooms
 River outlook
 Historical trail marker.

Total acreage: 34.70


California Crossing Park