A small city/large town in central California. Located just NE of Modesto and SW of Sacramento. It is directly east of San Francisco. Oakdale is sometimes known as the gateway to Yosemite, because Hwy 120/108 to Yosemite run through the middle of it.
Oakdale is also known as the "Cowboy Capitol of the World" and hosts a rodeo weekend every year on the second weekend in April.
Oakdale is home to Hunts/ConAgra, one of the largest tomato prosessing plants in the world.