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Visitation: 11,000
Area: 140 Acres
Lat: 38.247179
Lon: 121.508446
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Every Kid in a Park. Initiative that gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. Educators can also participate.
Delta Meadows State Park - Site # 274
The property's waterways, located on the Pacific flyway, is influenced by Pacific Ocean tides through the lower Sacramento River
RegionalRegional - worth visiting if you are already in the area. They may be located farther from populated areas or with more limited wildlife species.

Background: The purpose of the park is to preserve and protect one of the last remaining areas of the Sacramento River Delta that exhibits remnants of the natural condition prior to Euro-American settlement.

The Habitat: 30% valley oak riparian along Sacramento Delta. 30% emergent willows and cattails and bulrushes.
40% Delta water through sloughs.

The Experience: There is less than 10% of this type of habitat left in California.

Wildlife and Where to Find It: The area available to hike is small and there is one 3 mile trail. Boating is a good way to see wildlife but walking is also good.

Viewing Tips: Bird watching, fishing, kayak/canoeing (an unimproved small boat launch).

Site Notes: Valley oak trees along an old railroad levee. Cattails and bulrush poking out of the water. There is an everglades feel to the area.

Delta Meadows State Park benefits from programs established by the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) and the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program. For more infomration, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpcp/aboutus.html and for information on endangered species http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/#

Nearby Viewing Sites:  Isenberg Crane Reserve, Brannon Island State Recreation Area

Festivals & Events: 
None, but there are local artists in nearby towns.

Visitor Information: California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau - 916-777-4041 - http://www.californiadelta.org/
Viewing Site Hours of Operation are:
Staff On-site: No
Open: Sun,Mon,Tues,Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat
Hours: Sunrise to sunset Hours may change, check park website
Year Round: Yes

Road Information:   Gravel.  Dirt. 
Road Hazards: Note 3. Public Safety. Do not leave valuables exposed or unlocked in your car. Check local tidal information if you are going by boat. Visiting California State Parks and viewing wildlife is an experience in the natural world with the same inherent risks as other outdoor adventures. Changing weather conditions, rugged terrain with changing trail and road conditions, and hazards of surf and other waters, plants (poison oak, falling limbs, etc.) and animals (mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ticks, etc.) are a part of life outdoors, as is protecting yourself and your belongings. Use the Visit a Park link at the State Park web page for precautions and public safety information.
 Number of Parking Spaces: 10
Parking Fee: No
Proximity to viewing area:0
 Pull-Through Parking: Yes
Parking Danger: The area is close to town but has a remote feel to it. It patrolled but it is isolated. Keep valuables with you. Parking fee subject to change, see park website.

Note 3. Public Safety. Do not leave valuables exposed or unlocked in your car. Check local tidal information if you are going by boat. Visiting California State Parks and viewing wildlife is an experience in the natural world with the same inherent risks as other outdoor adventures. Changing weather conditions, rugged terrain with changing trail and road conditions, and hazards of surf and other waters, plants (poison oak, falling limbs, etc.) and animals (mountain lions, rattlesnakes, ticks, etc.) are a part of life outdoors, as is protecting yourself and your belongings. Use the Visit a Park link at the State Park web page for precautions and public safety information.

How to Get There: NOTE: Map Quest is wrong. Delta Meadows is approximately 45 minutes south of Sacramento. From Sacramento take HWY 5 (21.6 miles) south to Twin Cities Road exit and turn west and right, drive 5 miles on Twin Cities Road where it dead ends, turn left and south onto River Road for 2.5 miles to the historic Town of Locke. Continue through town 0.1 miles to the Delta Cross Channel bridge. Turn left or east before the bridge near a large gas tank. Pass the tank on your left and make a left turn onto the dirt road. Delta Meadows is a field on the right side of the road. Continue down the dirt road to a gate. There is a small dirt launch ramp for small boats, and levee trail.
 

Contact Information
Managing Agency: California State Parks
Agency Site URL: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=492
Physical Address:17645 Hwy 160
Rio Vista, CA 94571-9713
Mailing Address:17645 Hwy 160
Rio Vista, CA 94571-9713
Manager Phone:916-777-7701
Site Phone:916-777-6671
County: Sacramento
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