For Immediate Release: 6/8/2022

California State Parks to Provide Limited Access at Brannan Island State Recreation Area


Boat launch ramp will open on weekends starting June 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks today announced the limited, partial reopening of Brannan Island State Recreation Area. Effective this Saturday, June 11, the boat launch ramp and the nearby day use area can be accessed by the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 1, 2022. The other areas of the park will remain closed.

Earlier this year, State Parks announced the temporary closure of Brannan Island. American Land & Leisure worked with the department to operate the State Recreation Area starting in 2013 but ended its operations on April 1, 2022. The department is actively seeking a new park operator.

Brannan Island is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Located northeast of San Francisco Bay, the park unit has countless islands and marshes with many wildlife habitats and opportunities for recreation, including boating and swimming.

State Parks reminds visitors to recreate responsibly as COVID-19 is still present. Prior to leaving home, visitors are asked to check the status of the park units they want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Having a back-up plan in case their destination is crowded is recommended. For additional guidelines and safety tips, please visit

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