Park hours are from sunrise to one hour after sunset. There is a new gate; it will close one hour after sunset and repoen at sunrise.
Brannan Island State Recreation Area
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: Up to 36 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 36 Feet
Yes. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under human control at all times. They are allowed on paved roads or in your campsite only. Dogs (except for service dogs) are prohibited on all trails and beaches except in designated areas. Pets must be kept inside tents or vehicles during nighttime hours.
Driving Directions to Brannan Island SRAThe park is on Highway 160 a few miles south of the city of Rio Vista in Sacramento County. The park is located on the lower peninsular extension of Brannan Island, and is surrounded by the Sacramento River on the west, Three Mile Slough on the southeast, and Seven Mile Slough on the northeast.
Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
En route Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Sites w/Hookups
RV Dump Station
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available
To make reservations select the “Online Reservations” button on this page or visit ReserveCalifornia's website.
Brannan Island State Recreation Area is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This park northeast of San Francisco Bay, has countless islands and marshes with many wildlife habitats and many opportunities for recreation, including boating and swimming.
One of the outstanding water-oriented recreation areas in the world, the area offers great fishing, including striped bass, sturgeon, catfish, bluegill, perch and bullhead. Franks Tract, a protected wetland marsh, is home to beaver, muskrat, river otter, mink and 76 species of birds.
Location - Directions
The park is on Highway 160 a few miles south of the city of Rio Vista in Sacramento County. The park is located on the lower peninsular extension of Brannan Island, and is surrounded by the Sacramento River on the west, Three Mile Slough on the southeast, and Seven Mile Slough on the northeast.
The park has a ten lane launch ramp, over 140 campsites and areas for picnicking and swimming.
Sites vary from 20 feet to 36 feet in length. While booking your site Please check SITE length and width under amenities to be sure your unit and vehicle will fit properly.
Day Use Areas
Day use areas include the group picnic area located at the Ramadas, and Seven Mile Slough picnic area. The group picnic facility and Seven Mile Slough day use area close at sunset. Windy Cove closes at the hour posted at the entrance road to Windy Cove.
Seven Mile Slough picnic area includes picnic tables, barbecues and drinking water. The restroom facilities were completed late in 1997 and include flush toilets and outdoor cold showers. A Life Jacket Lending Board will be available, however no Lifeguarding Services are currently provided. Ample parking is close to the beach.
The Ramadas have shaded picnic structures with large barbecues, picnic tables, water and trash receptacles. A large open grassy area is adjacent to the site for games. The closest restroom to the Ramadas is located north of the swim beach along Seven Mile Slough.
In all of these day use areas possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
At Seven Mile Slough and Windy Cove, beaches are off limits to dogs. Dogs are allowed in the picnic area north of the restrooms, along Seven Mile Slough. Dogs must be on leash and in the owners control at all times.
When to Visit
The park is a high use recreation area which receives heavy use from May through October. The late fall, winter and early spring months are much slower paced at the park and offer some of the best fishing opportunities of the year.
Seasons/Climate Recommended Clothing
The climate in the Delta is mild, with winter temperatures usually ranging between 45 and 55 degrees and summer temperatures between 75 and 95. An occasional heat wave will push the temperatures in summer to 100 degrees or more but the Delta breeze is never far away.