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Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area

Contact Information

(530) 458-4927

Trailer Lengths

Max Trailer Length: 24 Feet
Max Camper Length: 27 Feet

Park Hours

Call the park.

Driving Directions to Colusa-Sacramento River SRA

Colusa-Sacramento River SRA is about 65 miles north of Sacramento near the town of Colusa on the west bank of the Sacramento River. From Interstate 5 & Hwy 20 go nine miles east to the town of Colusa. The park entrance is north of the intersection of Levee St and 10th St in Colusa.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Online Reservations

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

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The Colusa Sacramento River State Recreation Area is currently being operated by the City of Colusa. For reservations, please call City Hall at 530-458-4740 extension 106 or 100.

This area offers visitors campsites, picnic sites, and a launch ramp for small boats.

Riverbank cottonwoods and willows shelter one of the finest fishing stretches in California, with king salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout and striped bass some of the catches.

The river is on a major migratory route for birds of the Pacific flyway and provides home to an amazing number of species.

The River Patwin Indian tribe once lived nearby the area and in 1872 John Muir camped near what is now the park.

Locations - Directions

The park is near downtown Colusa, nine miles east of I-5 on Highway 20, north of Sacramento.

Fishing

Fishing for king salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout and striped bass is excellent in this stretch of the Sacramento River, California's largest river. Anglers also take consistent catches of catfish, shad, carp and sturgeon.

The fall run of salmon comes in September and October. You can also catch them from November through January, though the fishing during high water isn't as satisfying. The spring run is April through June. The steelhead run is from late August to end of October; striped bass from April through June; and shad from mid-May to mid-June.

Bank fishing is easiest from the river's northwest bank, outside the park, or you can take the trail to the parks gravel bar-beach area. You'll be most successful if you fish by boat, searching out the deep holes in the river bed.

Seasons/Climate - Recommended Clothing

Summer and spring are warm; fall and winter can be cool. Layered clothing is advised.


Available Activities and Facilities at Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area

BOATING
Boating
Boat Ramps
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
En route Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
TRAIL USE
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Fishing
Interpretive Exhibits
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available