Sherman Island


Sherman Island is an internationally known windsurfing area, and is extremely popular with locals and visitors. Surrounded on three sides by the Sacramento River and Mayberry Slough, the river runs wide and slow and the Delta breezes blow fiercely across the tree-lined island. Sherman Island is a place for boaters, windsurfers, kite-boarders, picnickers, photographers, anglers and watercraft enthusiasts to enjoy.

Fast Facts:

  • Sherman Island is part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

How to Get There:

From U.S. Highway 50, take the Interstate 5 south exit. At the intersection of I-5 and Highway 12, take the Highway 12 west. Then exit onto Highway 160, heading south. Turn right onto Sherman Island Road at the point where Highway 160 drops off at the levee. Continue South on Sherman Island Road until it enters the park.

View Sherman Island Public Access Map


  • Take-out of large and small watercraft
  • Fishing for salmon, steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon
  • Widely recognized windsurfing location
  • Kite-boarding

Hours and Fees:

The park is open year round from sunrise to sunset. Parking fees are collected year-long. Self-payment is required if no fee collector is present.

Park Fees:

  • $5.00 Vehicle
  • $3.00 Small Watercraft Launch
  • $10.00 Vehicle+Trailer/Oversized Vehicle (over 22 feet)
  • $20.00 Bus
  • $12.50 nightly camping. Parks pass holders receive $5.00 discount

Picnics Allowed: Yes

Additional Information:

Overnight camping is allowed with the following restrictions:

  • Maximum stay is 14 nights, after which a 30-day break is required.
  • Camping with self-contained vehicles only (RV's, trailers and vans)
  • Camping is not permitted in the boat launch parking lot ​



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