Get away

to the Delta

Your California trip is not complete without a visit to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area with its fishing, boating, dining, camping, wine tasting, and sightseeing. There isn’t a place filled with more character, culture, and charm!

Enjoy the Spirit

of the Delta

It’s time to visit California’s Delta! Whether you are looking for a day trip from San Francisco, a regular fishing spot, or you’re an out-of-state visitor who’s not sure where to go or what to do, we have something for you!

Summer in the California Delta means exploring the vast waterways by jet ski or kayak, floating leisurely on inner tubes, or catching a sunrise or sunset from the deck of a houseboat. Catch some Delta river crawdads, or better yet, hit up the summer festivals and events and enjoy some live and lively music.

The quiet winter months reward fishermen with some of the best bass fishing around. This is also an ideal time to explore the rich history and cultural heritage of the region – you’ll see why the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area is California first and only National Heritage Area!

Throughout the year, enjoy the treasures of the California Delta and find back-road adventures framed by beautiful 360-degree views. Visit the river towns, wineries, shops, and eateries!

Street view of Downtown Isleton

Shopping and Boutiques

From vintage finds to unique treasures, find out where to go for gifts, books, trinkets, and souvenirs.

Isleton town sign with directory of shops


There is a lot to see and do in the Delta – let someone else be your guide! Air conditioned vans, kayak excursions, and boat charters are at your call.

Boat out in the Delta waters

Water Recreation

Visit the California Delta for a boater’s paradise! Whether you like to cruise along in a kayak or canoe, watch the world from a steamboat or ferry, charter a cruise, or rent a jet ski, there are hundreds of miles of waterways to explore!


Eat & Drink

The Delta is home to restaurants serving the freshest produce, fish, and shellfish that are products of the region. On your visits, enjoy waterfront dining, indulge in Mexican and Asian cuisine, or eat an all-American diner.

Painting of the Sacramento River trees

Arts and Culture

Among the many attractions in the Delta are the museums that tell the stories of the people who first located this precious piece of California, and the galleries that expose visitors to the many ways in which local artists experience their home.

Flock of Sandhill crane gathering on Delta grounds

Bird Watching

Love our feathered friends? Then visit the California Delta! It’s home to hundreds of different bird species making it an amazing place for bird watching.

Bike riders riding in the Delta


Cycling may be the next best thing to flying, and is a great way to get in touch with the nature that surrounds you. Set off on an adventure and explore the Delta on a bicycle…maybe even one built for two.


Camping & RV Parks

The Delta region is a great place to bring the family for a camping trip, with many places to pitch a tent and spend the weekend on the water, fishing and relaxing!

Worker with strawberries in farm stands

Farm Stands

The Delta region is brimming with great produce and food that you can pick up at farmers’ markets or stop in at one of the family-friendly farms to pick your own!

Fisherman silhouettes during sunset


The Delta is home to many different fish and a favorite place for fishermen and women, boys and girls to sit on the banks or the back of a boat and hopefully land that day’s dinner!



Cosumnes River Preserve, the Delta de Anza Regional Trail, and so much more – there are many paths in the Delta for a leisurely stroll or an intense nature hike.

Historical Photo of the river


It’s not only the rivers that define the California Delta, but the people who were an integral part of the region’s development.

Canada goose taking flight above Delta waters


The Delta is a beautiful, welcoming location for hunting waterfowl. Favorite waterfowl include Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Aleutian canada goose, Northern shoveler, Snow goose, and mallard.

Wall art of a crawdad

Legacy Communities 

Find out what to do and where to go in each of the Delta Legacy Communities!

Dow Wetlands Preserve sign near posts


There are many ways to explore the Delta region — you can walk, bike, hike, kayak, boat, and paddle your own canoe! Many of the regional parks offer educational tours and interactive classes.

Sharing a glass of wine in the Delta


The Delta’s many parks, landings, and scenic waterfronts make ideal picnicking locations. Arrive by car, foot, or boat to your perfect bit of tranquility.

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