Sacramento River
A Guide to Recreation and Public Access
Discovery Park
Access Site Details
Rivermile: 60.5
Owner: Sacramento County Regional Parks (916) 875-6961
City: Sacramento
County: Sacramento
Ownership: Public
Public Access: yes
Location: Click Here
Acres: 160
Access Via: Public road
Fishing Regulations: Click Here
Fishing Supplement: Click Here
Activities Available
• Motor Boating
• Kayaking/Canoeing
• Fishing
• Swimming
Facilities Available
• Paved Lot
Boating Facilities
• Boat Ramp(s)
• Manual Put-in/Put-out
• Boat Dock/Landing
• Boat Trailer Parking
Pedestrian Access
• ADA Accessible
• Paved Walkways
• Trails
Picnic Facilities
• Picnic Table(s)
• Barbecue Grill(s)/Pit(s)
• Turf Area
• Tree Shaded
• Potable Water
• Drinking Fountains
• Flush Toilets & Sinks
Other Facilities
• Informational kiosk
Location Description
The park is located beside I-5 in downtown Sacramento. From I-5 take the Richards Blvd. off-ramp then go west to get to the south entrance of the park, or follow the Garden Highway exit east from I-5 to find the north entrance. Signs denote the park's location from I-5.
Site Description
Discovery Park is a 160 acre park that is located at the center of Sacramento, where the American and Sacramento rivers meet. The boat launch allows boaters access to both the American and Sacramento rivers. Has bike trials, reservable picnic areas, and a playground. The park is open year round from sunrise to sunset. Parking fees are collected 365 days a year.
Current Land Use
Public park.
Adjacent Land Use
Urban land use.
Access Description
There are multiple entrances all with directional signs from the street. There are also directional signs from Interstate 5.
Facility Signage
• Entrance
• Directional
• Facility Rules