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About the Park

Two windsurfers at Brannan Island SRAThe park, approximately 336 acres in size, is accessed by Highway 160 a few miles south of the city of Rio Vista in Sacramento County. The park is located on the lower peninsular extension of Brannan Island, and is surrounded by the Sacramento River on the west, Three Mile Slough on the southeast, and Seven Mile Slough on the northeast. The park has a 6 lane launch ramp, over 140 campsites and areas for picnicking and swimming. A small visitor center just inside the entrance is open on weekends. The park is a high use recreation area which receives heavy use from May through October. The late fall, winter and early spring months are much slower paced at the park and offer some of the best fishing opportunities of the year. The climate in the Delta is mild, with winter temperatures usually ranging between 45 and 55 degrees and summer temperatures between 75 and 95. An occasional heat wave will push the temperatures in summer to 100 degrees or more but the Delta breeze is never far away.

Day Use Areas

Day use areas of Brannan Island SRA include the Windy Cove windsurfing access, the group picnic area located at the Ramadas, and Seven Mile Slough picnic area. In all of these day use areas possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The group picnic facility and Seven Mile Slough day use area close at sunset. Windy Cove closes at the hour posted at the entrance road to Windy Cove.

In Seven Mile Slough and Windy Cove, beaches are off limits to dogs.
Dogs are allowed in the picnic area north of the restrooms, along Seven Mile Slough.
Dogs must be on leash and in the owners control at all times.

Seven Mile Slough picnic area includes picnic tables, barbecues and drinking water. New restroom facilities were completed late in 1997 and include flush toilets and outdoor cold showers. Seven Mile Slough's swim beach is guarded from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Ample parking is close to the beach.

At the Ramadas, are shaded picnic structures with large barbecues, pinic tables, water and trash receptacles. A large open grassy area is adjacent to the site for games. The closest restroom to the Ramadas is located north of the swim beach along Seven Mile Slough.

Windy Cove is located directly across Highway 160 from the park entrance, along the Sacramento River.

Alcoholic Beverages are prohibited in all day use areas.