No California trip is complete without a visit to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area also known as The California Delta. With over 1,000 miles of navigable waterways, it's a haven for boaters and nature enthusiasts.where you can indulge in fishing, boating, dining, camping, wine tasting, and sightseeing. It's a place that is brimming with character, culture, and charm!

Activities on the Delta

The calm waters make it ideal for all levels of boaters, and with plenty of Marinas and docks scattered throughout the Delta, offering an array of services, including boat rentals, and fuel stations, there are many access points to explore the various waterways.

During the summer, the California Delta comes alive with opportunities to explore its vast waterways on jet skis, kayaks, or leisurely inner tube floats. In the tranquil winter months, the Delta becomes a haven for bass fishing enthusiasts, offering some of the finest fishing in the region. You'll have the chance to catch a variety of species, such as largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish, sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, trout, bass and fly fishing.

Exploring The Delta

When you are ready to eat, there are some great restaurants located throughout the California Delta. Try The Old Fisherman's Grotto which is located in Isleton and is known for its fresh seafood and waterfront views, or, The Rio Vista Fish Market, located in Rio Vista and is known for its fresh fish and chips.

The Delta King is located in Stockton and is located on a historic paddle steamer. It offers a variety of American cuisine and stunning views of the Delta. This is also the location of the Delta King Riverboat Music Festival, which is held every September and features a variety of live music, food, and drinks.

The Isleton Crawfish Festival is held in Isleton every May and features a variety of crawfish dishes, live music, and family-friendly activities.

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Nearby Attractions

On shore you can visit the town of Isleton, which is known for its historic waterfront and antique shops, and the town of Locke, which is a former Chinese settlement from the gold rush days and which is now a National Historic Landmark. The town of Rio Vista is where you will find the landmark Rio Vista Lift Bridge, 14 feet of vertical clearance when down, 144 feet when up. There are also a number of parks and recreation areas in the Delta, where you can hike, bike, and swim. Some of the most popular parks include Big Break Regional Shoreline, Discovery Bay Regional Park, and Antioch Dunes Regional Park.

The California Delta region is one of the most beautiful places to visit. With its lush landscapes, abundant wildlife and recreational activities, it has something for everyone. Exploring the vibrant culture of this area and its unique charm is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Water Access and Hours

Most boat launches are open 24/7, and while a few are free, most charge a daily fee.