ESCAPE TRAVEL CYCLING TOURS Tour company specializing in cycling & active tours for 10 years. R/T transportation, rentals, lunch, custom & private tours to the wine country and the American River Parkway. Mon. - Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. AE, MC, V
Ride through local history on a classic touring bike with Fast Eddie. Pedal at a relaxed pace along protected wildlife areas, tour historic State Parks and enjoy a picnic lunch. A memorable Sacramento experience! MC, VBicycle Trails & Tours
Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail
JEDEDIAH SMITH MEMORIAL BICYCLE TRAIL Offering 23 miles of scenic trails for bicyclists (extending from Old Sacramento to Beal's Point at Folsom Lake), hikers, equestrians and other foot traffic, the versatile parkway is virtually unlimited in its recreation scope. A scenic setting for anglers, picnickers, archers, and, of course, thoroughly enjoyed by avid bird watchers.
Garden Highway & Discovery Park Drive
Minutes north of Old Sacramento off Interstate 5. Call 916-875-6672 for information. A six-lane launching area and small-craft launch along the American River, with picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms and drinking fountains. It is also the starting point for a 32-mile bicycle trail that ends in Folsom.W.A.
FOREVER RESORTS LUXURY HOUSEBOAT RENTALS Forever Resorts Luxury Houseboat Rentals on Lake Don Pedro, Trinity Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Lake Oroville and Lake Berryessa. Powerboat, personal watercraft and ski packages available. AE, DI, MC, V
Hogback Island Fishing Access
One of four Delta facilities. Five miles west of Ryde, off Highway 160 on Grand Island Road located on Steamboat Slough. Two-lane boat launching and picnic area.
Old Sacramento Docks
916-264-7031 (information and reservations). Five hundred feet of overnight boat docking, water and electricity available.Boating/Houseboats
2710 Ramp Way
Where the river meets the city. Full-service marina in a scenic riverfront park. Minutes from the city center. MC, V
818-353-5391 (fax Oct-Apr), 530-642-0855 (fax May-Sept); email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Rafting fun and thrills on 3 Forks of the American River sinc 1980. 1/2, 1 or 2 day trips. Lowest prices guaranteed! One hour from Sacramento. Group rates and Family specials. For ages 6 to 60+!
A vacation destination for outdoor recreation, historical attractions, wineries, shopping, accommodations, golf, museums, Apple Hill and farm trails. Call for a free guide.
Gold Rush Whitewater
6260 Hwy 49
Lotus - 95651
(800) 900- RAFT
(530) 626-7631 (fax)
Email: www.goldrushriver.com The best Whitewater Raft trips in California for the best price, makes Gold Rush Whitewater your choice for a memorable vacation. Season runs April 1st - October 1st; open 7 days a week, 8am - 7pm. AE, MC, V.
First-class whitewater rafting near Sacramento on the South, Middle and North Fork American, Tuolumne, Merced and North Fork of the Stanislaus- book online and save! AE, DI, MC, V, W.A.
Sunshine Rafting Adventures
P.O. Box 1445
Oakdale - 95361
Quality, fun, low-risk Stanislaus River Rafting float trips originating at Knights Ferry. Great rates, free parking, free bus shuttles and group picnics.
Whitewater rafting trips on the American River and others for more than 30 years. Trips from half-day to 3+ days. Close to Sacramento. Great discounts! AE, DI, MC, V
888-723-8938. California whitewater rafting trips on the American River since 1978. Specializing in corporate, group and family trips. Call 888-RAFTWET or click to RAFTWET.com for information.
Parks - City
Del Paso Regional Park
3565 Auburn Blvd.
Includes the Sacramento softball complex, Haggin Oaks Golf Course, trapshooting club, Harry Renfree Baseball Field, 100 acres of nature area with riding and hiking trails. Horse trails are accessible via the Horseman's Association at 3200 Longview Drive. AE, MC, V, W.A.
Alhambra and McKinley Blvds.
Clunie Community Center, Shepard Garden and Arts Center, rose garden, tennis courts, swimming pool, picnic areas and children's playground. MC, V, W.A.
William Land Park
Sutterville Road and 17th Avenue
Home of the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, pony rides, 9-hole golf course, rock garden, picnic areas and ponds. MC, V, W.A.
American River Parkway
For maps and information: 916-875-6961; On the banks of the beautiful winding American River, once home of the Maidu Indians, is written the course of California's history. A necessity for settlers and farmers, an adventure for gold seekers and home to diverse flora and fauna, it is one of the few remaining riparian habitats in the state. The focal point for all of this, the lovely American River Parkway, is enjoyed by 5 million visitors annually. A 23-mile river system through Sacramento with bicycle trails, walking and jogging trails, horse trails, picnic areas, rafting, fishing and more. Accessible from Old Sacramento by foot or bicycle.
Ancil Hoffman Park
6700 Tarshes Drive
Carmichael - 95608
Golf Course (916-482-1206); Picnic area and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center (916-489-4918) a 77-acre nature preserve. Nov.-Feb. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., March-Oct. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 parking fee.
Parks - County
916-875-6336 (reservations) Discovery Park (portion of American River Parkway) is a 275-acre park located at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers off Interstate 5 at the Richards Boulevard or Garden Highway exits. Activity areas include boating, fishing, group picnics, multi-use field areas, archery range and a variety of trails for horses, biking and hiking. Covered group picnic shelters, horseshoes, playground equipment and volleyball standards. W.A.
916-875-6336 (reservations) A 125-acre park offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including ball diamonds, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, swimming pool, soccer field and a 3-acre lake.W.A.
Gibson Ranch County Park
Elverta Road across from Cherry Island Golf Course
A 325-acre park with all the qualities of a working ranch. Activity areas available include a lake, horseshoe pits, portable volleyball standards, equestrian activities, and horse rentals.(Gibson Ranch Equestrian Services, 916-991-7592).W.A.
Parks - State
California Department of Parks & Recreation-Gold Rush District
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento - 94296
800-444-PARK (7275); Preserving California's precious natural and cultural heritage through the state parks, museums and historic sites in Sacramento, the Delta and the Mother Lode. V, M, C, DI, W.A.
Yolo Basin Foundation provides wetlands and wildlife education in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game on the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area between Sacramento and Davis. Open sunrise - sunset year round (except Christmas.) Public tours second Saturday of each month September - June.