Sacramento River
A Guide to Recreation and Public Access

The Sacramento River provides a wide range of recreational opportunities. On this website, you will find ways to access the river along its entire extent from Suisun Bay to Lake Siskiyou.

The river and adjoining public lands are home to a wide variety of fish, birds, mammals and other wildlife. Many public and private agencies are involved with managing these natural resources. While each has a specific role, their sheer number, variety, and overlapping boundaries can be confusing. The Sacramento River Recreation and Public Access Guide was conceived as a way to help you find your way through the many jurisdictions that manage land along the river. At the core of the Web site is a map linked to an extensive database of recreation sites that list opportunities available to you on public and private lands.

In addition to access information, we have included an River Articles section with articles about the Sacramento River and a glossary of river terms. And because we all like maps, we have included the Sacramento River Atlas, an easy-to-use collection of maps and aerial photography.

Even though this site uses the most accurate and up-to-date property information available on the Sacramento River, it must be understood that errors do exist. Property boundaries along the Sacramento River are often difficult to determine as the river is constantly changing due to forces of nature.

Keeping the Sacramento River Recreation and Access Guide up to date is a large task. If you or your agency would like to help us to maintain the site by becoming a sponsor, please call or email Jason Schwenkler and he will discuss options. Thanks for visiting the site and we hope that it helps you to more fully enjoy the river.

Find details on hundreds of federal, state, local, and private agency sites located between Lake Siskiyou and Suisun Bay. Many have public access while some are conservation lands. We are excited about our recent Cantara Loop extension north from Lake Shasta to Lake Siskiyou. Our site now extends from the headwaters south to the Delta.
Find interesting articles about education, news, and general interest on the river. The glossary contains common river terminology and acronyms.
Find photos of events and places on the Sacramento River.
The Sacramento River Atlas is available in two formats: GIF, navigateable here, and Adobe Acrobat PDF downloadable from each page.