Franks Tract SRA
State Recreation Area
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 by anglers and waterfowl hunters.
The tract is becoming a popular flyfishing 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.
Hunting Permit Process
A Floating Waterfowl Hunting Blind Permit is required to hunt on Franks Tract. It can be acquired through the Folsom Sector office located at 7806 Folsom Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 or though the link below.
Franks Tract - Floating Waterfowl Hunting Blind Permit Program