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