• ​Storm-Related Parks Update


    The American and Sacramento rivers will continue to rise over the weekend. Please watch this website and social media accounts for additional updates and storm-related information.​

    The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail is now open from mile 3 to mile 23. Regional Parks requests that all park visitors share the trail. Most of the decomposed granite shoulders are still washed out, causing uneven surfaces and ruts that are not passable. This will require foot traffic to use the asphalt portion of the trail in most locations. Park maintenance staff will continue to repair the shoulders over the next three weeks in effort to return the multi-use trail to full service.

    Mile 0-3 (Discovery Park)
    As of March 10, Discovery Park is still experiencing local flooding from the Sacramento River. Parks staff will continue to monitor water levels and will provide an update as water levels decrease.​

    For a complete list of County Parks that are open or closed, visit our Park Status webapge​


  • ​Sacramento Bar River Restoration Project

    ​This summer, Sacramento Bar will be the site of our eighth salmon and steelhead river restoration projects on the American River. Construction equipment, such as bulldozers and loaders, will be in the river, as well as on the gravel bar.  

    The best vantage points to see the project will be across the river, between trail miles 18 and 19 in the Lower Sunrise and El Manto access areas.  The project will be excavating a new side channel through the bar and lowering the floodplain, sorting and washing these excavated gravels, and adding the clean gravels to the river. Once finished, it will be an ideal area for salmon and steelhead to build their redds (“nests”), as well as providing protected nursery areas for the new young fish to grow bigger.

    Construction will begin as early as August 1 and will be completed by September 30. Work will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This river restoration is being completed through a partnership of the Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and the Water Forum. ​

  • Rossmoor Bar oak woodland expansion​

    ​The oak woodland at Rossmoor Bar on the American River Parkway is being expanded. The project will increase the existing oak woodland (planted in 2009) nearly 14 acres.  The temporary deer fence will be removed when the trees and shrubs have grown tall enough to withstand deer browsing. The red area on the map​ (with the star) is the expansion area, and will be fenced to keep the deer from eating the new seedlings.  The black hatched area is the existing oak woodland area that was planted in 2009, and will remain unfenced​

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