American River Parkway

Welcome to the "jewel of Sacramento," the 23-mile American River Parkway.  More than 5 million visitors enjoy this unique wildlife and recreation area annually.  Fishing, boating and rafting opportunities lure water enthusiasts.  Picnic sites, golfing, guided natural and historic tours and much more are often just steps away from the paved trails.  Access to the Parkway is available at various points off of Highway 50. Before you hit the trail, check out our Multi-use Trail Rules.

Ancil Hoffman Park ​Discovery Park
Howe Ave River Access Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Paradise Beach River Bend Park
Rossmoor Bar Sacramento Bar
Sailor Bar Sarah Court
Sunrise Recreation area, Upper and LowerWaterton and S.A.R.A Access
Watt Avenue AccessWilliam B. Pond Recreation Area
Effie Yeaw Nature Center


American River Parkway Plan
Preserving and improving the Parkway for future generations is our highest priority. View the Parkway Plan.  

Financial Needs Study

Learn about the needs of the Parkway and the plan to ensure its longevity.

Planning / Development
County Regional Parks’ Associate Planner reviews American River Parkways Combining Zone  projects submitted to the Planning Department. ​



Special Events & Group Activities

American River Parkway Map

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