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A unique 1,000-mile waterway labyrinth fed by five major rivers, including...

A unique 1,000-mile waterway labyrinth fed by five major rivers, including the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River. Popular boating, fishing and houseboating river.

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Beautiful area not far from Sacramento

I drove CA HWY 160 from Hood down past Courtland along the river to Grand Island Mansion and on down to Hwy 220. It is a beautiful drive along the levees especially as the sun is... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
Geof J
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

I drove CA HWY 160 from Hood down past Courtland along the river to Grand Island Mansion and on down to Hwy 220. It is a beautiful drive along the levees especially as the sun is setting. The Paintersville and Steamboat Slough bridges are beautiful examples of Strauss Heel Trunnion bascule bridges and worth the drive themselves. The Grand Island... More 

Thank Geof J
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We took a great boat trip from Stockton, up the San Joaquin River to Rio Vista, round trip. We were on a pontoon boat and experienced beautiful scenery and lots of interesting beaches and restaurants to visit along the way. Would recommend to anyone looking for fun and adventure!

3 Thank tomwray1
Pasadena, California
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396 reviews
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Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

The California Delta is a maze of many waterways. You can meander the waterways for hours and days and weeks... there are so many places to go. Boat rentals available at numerous vendors.

2 Thank PilotMichael
Rio Vista, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

We would of been lost if it wasn't California Delta Maps There are 1,000 miles of waterways. These maps have locations of Campgrounds, Marinas, Restaurants and much more. A must for Boaters, Campers and Fishermen.

5 Thank Sundancer280
Hanford, California
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265 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took off to the California Delta for a 3 days fishing trip. We rented a Cottage on Brannon Island and started fishing the Delta area. We caught about 50 striped bass, but they were all to small to keep. Striped Bass have to be 18 inches or larger to keep, but we had a lot of fun. The sunrise's... More 

2 Thank PurpleDancingqueen
Sacramento, California, United States
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13 reviews
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely love the Delta and I lived there on the weekends for quite a few years. A wonderful place to explore for boaters, day trips camping or staying in small hotels. Plenty of colorful restuarants and friendly people dotted throughout the marinas

1 Thank Christine M
San Francisco
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Reviewed March 24, 2015

Locals and tourists you must drive to the California Delta. From any direction head for Rio Vista (a good starting point). Take the Real McCoy II ferry across from Rio Vista to Ryer Island, drive the levees, circle the island, then take the J-Mack cable-ferry across Steamboat Slough to Grant Island. From there aim for Isleton. There's still bit more... More 

9 Thank 7268
Fair Oaks, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Rent some jet skis, a little boat or a house boat, tool around, visit Lost Isle and pet a pig, meet people on other water crafts, enjoy the water, the many inlets and islands.. Always nice.

6 Thank shelleyhalpain
Camino, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014

A network of serene and lovely waterways connecting quaint little towns and marinas between Sacramento and the Suisun Bay area. We took a sunset drive heading south on 160 and it was one postcard scene after another. I hope to God this paradise isn't ruined by Governor Brown's proposed twin tunnels project.

4 Thank sierragreen1
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Check out the Delta Chamber of Commerce's web page and take the Delta loop by car. Many good restaurants in Ryde, Locke, Rio Vista, etc. If you have good boating skills, rent a skiff for the day or houseboat for the weekend, and get out on the water. Alternativley book a trip with one of the local '6-pack' charter fishing... More 

3 Thank Local93921

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