Franks Tract State Recreation Area - Sacramento, CA - California - Franks Tract State Recreation Area
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Franks Tract State Recreation Area
GPS Coordinates: N 38° 03.000 W 121° 39.000
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Franks Tract State Recreation Area is only accessible by water and is located southeast of Brannan Island between False River and Bethel Island. Franks Tract Flooded in 1936 and again in 1938. Very few land forms remain exposed, with the exception of remnant levees.
During the fall and winter, a large variety of waterfowl can be found in Franks Tract. The Delta holds a key position in the Pacific flyway. Year round residents include gulls, great blue herons, terns, swallows, crows, blackbirds, cormorants, and kingfishers.
Due to the limited access, exposure to strong winds, and shallow fluctuating water levels, recreational use is primarily by anglers and waterfowl hunters.
The tract is becoming a popular fly fishing destination for anglers wishing to catch Striped Bass on a fly rod.
Waterfowl hunting is allowed on part of the open water, subject to Department of Fish and Game regulations. All arrangements are made in advance through Brannan Island SRA.

Facilities: Franks Tract State Recreation Area has no facilities on the premises.

Best Time To Visit: Franks Tract State Recreation Area is 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.

Accessibility: Unknown

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: Franks Tract State Recreation Area is only accessible by water and is located southeast of Brannan Island between False River and Bethel Island.

Map: Click here for a map to Franks Tract State Recreation Area

Reservations: Franks Tract State Recreation Area does not accept reservations.

Franks Tract State Recreation Area
7806 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, California 95630-1797
General: (916) 777-6671
(916) 777-7701
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