Sacramento River Camping

The Sacramento River of Northern California

The Main Artery from the North; the Big River of California

Sac River California

Mighty Mount Shasta snowmelt flows south, bound to meet the giant Lake Shasta, which merges with the Pit River and numerous other major waterways, becoming the big Sacramento River. Running right down the center of the North Sacramento Valley to merge into the California Delta. Shipping channel links the State Capital city of Sacramento with the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Agriculture and wildlife depend on this river heavily.

tent camping camp sites, campground camping, RV camps, dump stations, marinas, bait, gasoline, public boat ramps, boating, fishing, kayak rentals

Campgrounds near these freeway close cities: None are located on the Sacramento River.

  • Redding
  • Anderson
  • Redding Winters

    CAMPGROUND PARKS below listed from NORTH to SOUTH

    Wildlife Refuge
    Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge
    Willows, CA
    ~ Camping is not permitted on the Sacramento NWR. Along the Sacramento River, camping is permitted on GRAVEL BARS for up to 7 days during a 30 day period. For waterfowl hunting, overnight stay is permitted in a vehicle or RV in designated areas. Tents are prohibited. No person may build or maintain fires except in portable gas stoves.


    Chico Area

    Lake Red Bluff Recreation Area
    Red Bluff, CA

    Driftwood RV & Fishing Resort
    @ Mill Creek Park
    Los Molinos, CA

    Hidden Harbor Marina & RV Park
    Los Molinos, CA

    River’s Rest Resort
    Los Molinos, CA

    Woodson Bridge RV Park
    Corning, CA

    State Parks
    Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
    Historic State Park w/ Campground
    South Avenue (A9)
    Corning, CA

    Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park
    Chico, CA

    Colusa Landing & RV
    Butte Slough Road
    Colusa, CA

    State Parks
    Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
    Colusa SRA Camping

    California Delta Region

    State Parks
    Brannan Island State Park
    Rio Vista, CA

    Sandy Beach Solano County Park
    2333 Beach Drive
    Rio Vista, CA

    Vieira’s Resort
    California Delta
    Isleton, CA

    State Parks
    Old Sacramento State Historic Park
    Sacramento, CA

    Sacramento Hostel, see more budget lodging

    Central Valley Reservoirs

    California’s Central Valley Recreational Lakes & Reservoirs


    boatingcampingRV campshiking fishing

    (listed from north to south)

    North State Sacramento Valley

    Black Butte Reservoir
    Stony Gorge Reservoir
    East Park Reservoir
    Lake Berryessa
    Lake Oroville
    Thermalito Forebay
    New Bullards Bar
    Collins Lake

    Sunset at the Lake
    Oak foothills of the Historic Gold Country, at the edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

    Central Sacramento Area

    California Delta – Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta
    Folsom Lake SRA

    Central Valley San Joaquin

    Lake Amador
    Lake Camanche
    Comanche Reservoir
    Pardee Reservoir
    New Hogan Lake
    New Melones Lake
    Woodward Reservoir
    Salt Springs Valley Reservoir
    Lake Tulloch
    Don Pedro Lake
    Turlock Lake SRA
    Modesto Reservoir
    Lake McClure
    San Luis Reservoir
    Eastman Lake
    Hensley Lake
    Mariposa Lake
    Millerton Lake
    Redinger Lake
    Pine Flat Reservoir
    Lake Kaweah
    Lake Success
    Buena Vista Reservoir

    Trimmer Boat Ramp

    Walk-In Camp Site at Lake

    Kaweah Sequoia Sierra

    Banana Festival

    Healthy Banana and Friends!

    Sac Banana Fest
    Sacramento Banana Festival

    Held in Sacramento @ William Land Park

    5k run/walk on Saturday and a Kids Banana Split Eating Contest. Enjoy a day filled with fun, food, live entertainment, and exhibits. The event benefits the National Academic Youth Corps, which provides art and educational programs for young people in Sacramento, as well as over a dozen other worthy local charities.

    Annual event: August

    Sacramento, CA

    Community Drummers

    Kids Banana Split Eating Contest

    Gold Country Fair

    Auburn Gold Country Fair - 7 September 2007

    Auburn Gold Country Fair

    California Gold Country Fair

    Auburn is home to the Gold Country Fair every September. 4-day event w/ parade, pony rides, carnival rides & games, entertainment. Location: 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95604

    Annual event; September

    Auburn CA

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