Paddock Zoo and Atascadero Lake and Park
Atascadero, California is a small city about 10 miles south of Paso
Robles, California. This little town has many things to do but
the zoo and lake are one of the main attractions in Atascadero.
Atascadero Lake and Charles Paddock Zoo are located in the beautiful
city of Atascadero, California. The lake and zoo are right beside
each other and we highly recommend a visit to the zoo and park.
you would like to see the tigers eyes up close Click Here.
wife and I visited the zoo on a cloudy day in November 2010. We were actually surprised to find
the park and lake in the same location. Mary, my wife wasn't
interested in the zoo so she walked our dogs through the
wonderful, little park while I took pictures of the animals in
You can walk the zoo and see all the
wild life zoo animals in about 10 minutes. The zoo doesn't
have a million plus animals but the ones they do have are really
was taking pictures of the monkeys when I noticed a few people gathered
by this big cage and my curiosity sent me running in that
I got a little closer I understood why all the people were standing
gawking through the bars. There was this big ole tiger eating a
rabbit. Wow, that was so neat. The tiger was only 20 feet
away and you could see it up close. It was really awesome to be
that close to the tiger.
WILD LIFE ZOO!
The Charles Paddock Zoo is a little
different than any zoo I
have visited because I could get really close to the animals.
I enjoyed my trek around the zoo taking pictures and looking at the
animals. I think it is worth the time to stop and visit the
Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, California. For more information and
directions to the zoo
click on this link Wild
Life Zoo Atascadero.
After I finished my picture taking
adventure I bolted out the gate in search of my wife and two dogs.
Lake and Park
My wife was walking at a brisk paced towards me telling me to
hurry. Actually all she wanted was the camera. I hurry my
pace a bit because I wanted
to see what she was so excited about.
I topped this little hill and
saw the beautiful, little lake and I understood why she was
excited. My wife took the camera from
around my neck with a jerk. Kidding, I handed her the camera
and I took the dogs and walked them through the park while she took
pictures of the lake.
The leaves on the trees were turning colors and it was absolutely
gorgeous. This park is the perfect place to picnic, play with the
kids or just relax under a big Oak tree.
My wife took some great pictures and the one I like the most is the one
below. The lake had scores of ducks and other wild birds floating
around the lake. This central coast adventure turned out to be
extremely interesting and fun. For more information on the lake and
For more information about state Highway 41 and all the sites on this
historical road Click Here.