|Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area is located on the banks of the beautiful Sacramento River near the town of Colusa. Campers, boaters, fishermen and hikers who enjoy this delightful park can rarely guess the previous use of the land now included in a state recreation area. It was-literally-a dump. The dump was filled, graded, and improved and in 1964 the area was opened as a park.Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area is a nice place for fishing off the riverbank or as a base for fishing expeditions up and downriver. For hikers, Colusa is a walk in the park, an easy saunter down to the river and a sandy beach. During the summer, you can swim, if you don't mind cold water.Overlooking the beautiful Sacramento River, the park's tree-shaded picnic area has five acres of lawn with barbeque stoves and a restroom. Drinking water and hot showers are also nearby.Fishing Fishing for king salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout and striped bass is excellent in this stretch of California's largest river. Anglers also take consistent catches of catfish, shad, carp and sturgeon.The fall run of salmon comes in September and October, although they can be caught from November through January. The spring run is April through June. The steelhead run is from late August to end of October; striped bass from April through June; and shad from mid-May to mid-June.Bank fishing is easiest from the river's northwest bank, outside the park, or you can take the trail to the parks gravel bar-beach area. You'll be most successful if you fish by boat, searching out the deep holes in the river bed.Camping Each of the park's 14 developed campsites has a table and barbeque stove and will accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 27 feet long. Two accessible campsites are available with an accessible restroom and shower facilities nearby.Reserve your campsite by calling toll-free, 1-800-444-7275 or make online reservations at reserveamerica.com|
|Facilities: Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area has 14 developed campsites, 3 picnic areas, and a boat ramp.|
Best Time To Visit: Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area is generally open year-round.Campsites must be paid for in advance. To hold a campsite, it must be reserved or occupied. Checkout time is 12:00 noon. Camping limit in any one campground is 30 days per calendar year.
Fees: At most California State Parks, day use fees are charged for parking only. There is no charge to walk or bike into these parks. Most historical parks and museums charge a day use fee per person.
Rules: Disturbance or destruction of natural scenery, plants and animals resources is strictly forbidden. Loaded firearms and hunting are not permitted. Park quite hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. All vehicle travel must be confined to designated roads or areas. Please clean up after yourself so that others may enjoy the beauty of these parks.Fires are permitted only in facilities provided for this purpose. Gathering of down wood is prohibited. Portable stoves may be used in designated areas. All fireworks are prohibited.Animals may not be turned loose in park units. All animals, other than grazing animals, must be under immediate physical control. Dogs must be on a tended leash no more than 6 feet or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent or pen. Dogs, other than those that assist the permanently disabled, are prohibited on trails, beaches, and wherever posted.
Directions: Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area is located near downtown Colusa, nine miles east of I-5 on Highway 20, north of Sacramento.
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Reservations: Reservations are recommended at Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area.
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|Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area|
|400 Glen Drive|
|Oroville, California 95966-9222|
|General: (530) 538-2200|